Mount Everest is known as “Sagarmatha” in Nepali and “Chomolungma” in Tibetan – meaning “Mother of Mountains”. The southern face lies in Nepal whereas the northern face is in Tibet. Mount Everest is named after Sir George Everest in his honor who was the lead surveyor in 1856. Sir George Everest, a Welsch surveyor, was the surveyor general of India for thirteen years. Many unsuccessful attempts have been made after Sir George until in 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to reach the summit, jointly holding the record via the southern route. Since then, thousands of climbers have gone on to try this feat.