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Mount Everest Facts

Age of Everest: According to the geologists , everest was made in 60 million years ago
Elevation of the mt. everest: 8848 m. height in the elevation, it is found 6' more heigher in the 1999.
Nepali Name of mt. everest:Sagarmatha, it means goddess of the sky.
Tibetan Name of the mt. everest: Chomolungma, it means mother Goddess of the Universe.
English name or international name of Everest: Mt. Everest, it is given by the sir George Everest in 1865, the british surveyor general of india.
Location of mt. everest:Latitude: 27 59' North,longitude:86 56' E
First Solo Ascent in mt. everest:
Aug. 20,1980, Reinhold Messner, IT, via the NE Ridge to North Face
First Ascent in mount. everest:
May 29,1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ and Tenzing Norgay, NP, via the South Col Route
First winter Ascent in mt. everest:
Feb. 17,1980 -L.Cichy and K. Wielicki, POL
First Ascent by an American:
May 1,1963, James Whittaker, via the South-Col
Mt. Everest rises a few milimeters each year due to geological forces
Everest Name:
Sir George Everest was the first person to record the height and location of Mt. Everest, this is where Mt."Everest" got its name from(In american language)
First Ascent by a Woman in mt. everest:
May 16,1975, Junko Tabei, JAP, via the South-Col
First Ascent by an American Woman:
Sep.29,1988, Stacey Allison, Portland, OR via the South-East Ridge
First Oxygenless Ascent:
May 8, 1978- Reinhold Messner, IT, and Peter Habeler, AUT, via the South-East Ridge
First woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both north & south sides:
Cathy O'Dowd (S.A.) South May 25,1996/North '99
Fastest Ascent from South:
Babu Chhiri Sherpa 34, NP-16 hours and 56 minutes (5-21-2000)
Fastest Ascent (north side):
Hans Kammerlander (IT) May,24,1996, via the standard North Col Ridge Route, 16 hours 45 minutes from base camp
Youngest person:
Temba Tsheri (NP) 15 on May,22,2001
Oldest Person:
Sherman Bull May,25,2001 -64 yrs
First Legally Blind Person:
Erik Weihenmeyer May,25,2001
Most Ascents:
Eleven, 24th May 2000 Appa Sherpa became the first person to climb Everest 11 times-Ten, Ang Rita Sherpa, Babu Chiri Sherpa all ascents were oxygen-less. it is the news of mount everest facts
Best and Worst Years on Everest:
1993, 129 summitted and eight died (a ratio of 16:1); in 1996, 98 summitted and 15 died (a ratio of 6 :1)
Highest cause cause of death:
Avalanches-about a (2:1) ratio over falls
Country with most deaths on mountain:
Most dangerous area on mountain:
Khumbu Ice Fall-19 deaths
First ski descent:
Davo Karnicar (Slovenia) 10-7-2000
Last year without ascent:
Last year without ascent:
Corpses remaining on Everest:
about 120
Longest stay on top:
Babu Chiri Sherpa stayed at the summit full 21 hours and a half
Largest team:
In 1975, China tackled Everest with a 410-member team.
Fastest descent:
In 1988, Jean-Marc Boivin of France descended from the top in just 11 minutes, paragliding.
First person to hike from sea level to summit, no oxygen.:
11th May 1990,Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian
Only climber to climb all 4 sides of Everest:
Kushang Sherpa, now an instructor with Himlayan Mountaineering Institute
Largest number to reach the top in one day:
40, on May 10, 1993
The oldest woman to summit:
Anna Czerwinska May 22, 2000.
First person to summit Everest twice:
Nawang Gombu-Nepal(once with Whitaker in '63,and again two years later in '65)Gombu now works for the Himalayan mountaineering institute . it is the mount Everest facts, we will updated the recent data.

50 anniversary of the mount. Everest climbing: in 2003, was celebration of the 50 the years of the climbing of the mt. Everest. It was first climbied in may 29, 1953 by sir Admund hillary and Tenzing norgery sherpa.

on the team of the hillary there was other climbers, 35 sherpa guide, 350 porter. There was carried more than 18 tone food. in the 2003, including the Hillary son peter and son of Tenzing norgey sherpa climbing the mt. Everest. According to the Book "into the thin air", there are 3000 people sucessed the top of the mt. everest and more than 200 lost their life in the attempt to climb the mt. Everest.

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