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Mount Everest
Tibet And Nepal
8,850m (29,035ft)
Sagarmatha In Nepal & Chomolangma In Tibet
April To May

The First Conquer's Of The Mount Everest
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English climbers were the first ones to conquer the Mouth Everest debacle. Before World War IInd, three English expeditions were sent to the north of Himalayas, which is the Tibetan side of the Mount Everest. Twice the climbers reached the altitude of 8,600m, but unfortunately failed to summit.

The southern side of the Mount Everest, that is the Nepalese side of the mountain was opened to the mountaineers after World War IInd. After the occupation of Tibet by China, the mountaineering expeditions toward Mount Everest began from the Nepalese side. On 29th May, 1953, after three decades of immense attempts, man finally reached the highest-lying point on Earth. The winning team of the first climbers of the Mount Everest consisted of Newzealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.

Other Firsts
Since the first successful ascent, many adventurers tried various firsts at other alternative routes on both the north and south sides of the Mount Everest. More than 600 climbers from 20 countries have climbed the Mount Everest summit and Everest climbers age range from 19 to 60 years.

  • Italy's Reinhold Messner has climbed Mount Everest twice without oxygen, once in four days. He is also the first climber to climb the Mount Everest solo, which he did in 1980.
  • Ten years earlier, Yuichiro Miura of Japan became the first person to descend the Mount Everest on skis.
  • In 1975, Junko Tabei, again from Japan, became the first woman to climb Mount Everest.
  • The first disabled person to attempt Mount Everest was American Tom Whittaker, who climbed with a prosthetic leg to 24,000 feet in 1989, 28,000 feet in 1995, and finally reached the summit in 1998.
  • The record for most ascents to the Mount Everest belongs to Sherpa Ang Rita, who has reached the summit ten times.
Various Routes To Mount Everest
There had been 15 routes tried out by various trekkers and climbers to the Mount Everest.

  • First Summit - May 29, 1953: Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Percival Hillary of New Zealand via the South-East Ridge Route.
  • May 25, 1960: Chinese team makes first Summit of Mount Everest via the North Ridge.
  • May 22, 1963: The first ascent of the Mount Everest West Ridge, actually the West Ridge/North Face by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein. Also the first traverse as they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col.
  • September 24, 1975: Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Summit via the South west face.
  • May 13, 1979: Andrej Stremfelj and Jernej Zaplotnik reached the Summit via the true West ridge and descend via the Hornbein Couloir.
  • May 10, 1980: Tsuneoh Shigehiro and Takashi Ozaki made the first full ascent of the North Face (Japanese Couloir to the Hornbein Couloir) of Mount Everest.
  • May 19, 1980: Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok followed the South Pillar on on the right hand edge of the Southwest Face.
  • August 20, 1980: A solo ascent by Italy's Reinhold Messner 8/20/80 via the North Col to the North Face and the Great Couloir. He climbed for three days entirely alone from his base camp at 6,500m without the use of artificial oxygen via the North Col/North Face route.
  • May 4, 1982: 11 Russia climbers reached the Summit via the South West Pillar left of the Great Central Gully on the Southwest Face.
  • October 8, 1983: Lou Reichardt, Kim Momb, and Carlos Buhler reached the Summit via the East or Kangshung face.
  • October 3, 1984: Australians Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer reached the Summit via the North Couloir without bottled oxygen.
  • May 20, 1986: Canadian Sharon Wood became the first North American woman to Summit Mount Everest and climbed the new route of the west Shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier and continued on to the Summit via the Hornbein Couloir.
  • May 12, 1988: British Stephen Venables, climbed a line to the left of the 1983 Kangshung Face route. Actually the East Face-South Col-SE Ridge. Venables was the only member of the expedition to reach the Summit.
  • May 11th, 1995: The first ascent of the Northeast Ridge on May 11th, completed by Kiyoshi Furuno & Shigeki Imoto of Japan, Dawa Tshering Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, and Nima Sherpa.
  • May 20, 1996: The first ascent of the North-Northeast couloir by Peter Kuznetzov, Valeri Kohanov and Grigori Semikolenkov.