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It was named after George Everest (the previous Surveyor General of India) by Andrew Waugh. Mount Everest had been known as Chomolungma by the Tibetans for many years in past. The first people to climb to the summit were Edmund Hilary and (Sherpa) Tenzing Norgay.
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