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Why Mount Everest has a Polar climate?

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Why? I know it is in Asia and not in Antartic but why mount everest has a Polar climate?
asked Aug 19, 2013 in Weather by pance (50,970 points)

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It's the altitude. It is extremely cold at 29,000 feet. Even the base of the mountain is so far above sea level it's always covered with ice and snow.
answered Aug 19, 2013 by ccee (307,900 points)
selected Aug 19, 2013 by pance

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