How is there snow on the top of Mount Everest if it’s above the clouds?

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How is there snow on the top of Mount Everest if it’s above the clouds?

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Simply, it’s not. Everest is around 29k feet. Clouds can go as high as 60k feet. Well above Everest. Also, a lot of it is glacier that probably formed when the mountains were lower. But Everest gets big snow storms up there.

Like this one, where they were caught in a blizzard trying to descend off the summit.

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Mount_Everest_disaster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Mount_Everest_disaster)

Clouds form at different altitudes. That means some are higher than others. So some clouds are higher that the peaks of Mount Everest.

But Everest is so tall, that a lot of the peak is actually bare. Not much snow. Not because it melts (it never rises higher than freezing) but because of wind. The peaks actually experience 100+mph winds because they poke into the Jetstream. The wind actually blows most of the snow off the top.