South Tibetan Detachment, Mount Everest.
The upper low-angle normal fault of the South Tibetan Detachment System affect the summit of Mt. Everest: the upper dark pyramid on the top is made by Ordovician limesone of the Tethyan Sedimentary Sequence and the brownish rocks below belong to the metamorphic North Col Formation. The rock in the lower part are metamorphic rocks of the Higher Himalayan Crystallines.
View from the south (Rongbuck valley) to the north; the observable height of the northern slope is nearly 4500 m.
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