Can You Boil An Egg At The Top Of Mount Everest?

Yes you can! But, that’s probably not going to be the best tasting egg ever. In fact, it will most likely be disgusting and inedible. You see, the problem isn’t so much how high up you are, but rather how low your atmospheric pressure is. High altitudes combined with low air pressure is a bad thing for boiling eggs. Let’s take a closer look at why this is and how it could be fixed.You see, when we boil an egg or anything else in water (or any liquid) we are essentially creating steam. That’s what makes the water boil and evaporate away leaving us with a nice yolk and white. Well, when there’s less pressure around us we also have less pressure inside of us as well as our food. This means that the water inside of us boils at a lower temperature (this is also why you get altitude sickness when you go too high up). The result? A raw egg yolk

How To Boil An Egg At The Top Of A Mountain

To boil an egg at the top of a mountain (or anywhere else) you will need a pressure cooker. A pressure cooker works by building up the pressure inside of it to the same pressure as we would have at sea level. This means that the water inside of it will boil at the same temperature as it would at sea level. So, not only can you boil an egg at high altitude, but you can also make it super fast by using a pressure cooker. That is because they cook things at a much higher temperature than regular pots and pans. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, then you can do what the British explorers did back in the 1930’s and 40’s – boil your egg in a stocking! It might sound strange, but it works just as well as a pressure cooker and is a lot cheaper. The only drawback is that you will have to eat your egg through the toe end of your sock.

Fixing The Boiling Egg Problem

Another solution to the boiling egg problem is to use a foam egg mold. This is a specially designed egg mold that uses air pressure to make sure that your eggs are cooked just right inside of it. If you use a regular pan or pot to cook your eggs, they might not be cooked through all the way on the bottom. But, with a foam egg mold, you can use steam pressure to make sure that every part of your eggs are cooked to perfection. Another solution to the boiling egg problem is to use water that is at a higher temperature. At high altitudes, water is at a lower temperature than at sea level. Therefore, you could just use boiling water instead of super hot water to make sure that your water doesn’t boil away before your egg is cooked.

More Research On Eggs And High Altitude

Eggs have been boiled at high altitudes for decades, but recently scientists decided to take it to the next level. They wanted to find out what would happen if you took a bunch of eggs and made them climb Mount Everest. To do this they built a special chamber that could be moved up and down the mountain. They put a bunch of eggs inside of it, and over the course of a few weeks they were able to slowly move them to the top of Mount Everest. At the top of Mount Everest, the air pressure was so low that the boiling point of water was as low as 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). If a regular person did this, they would get altitude sickness. However, the eggs were fine. They were able to survive the low pressure and live to tell the tale!


In the past, some people thought that boiling an egg at high altitude was impossible. Now we know that it is possible to boil an egg at the top of Mount Everest. The only problem is that it will probably be inedible. Luckily, there are some simple solutions to fix this problem. You can use a pressure cooker, or use boiling water. You can also use a foam egg mold to make sure that your eggs are cooked just right on the inside.

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