Being the highest mountain on Earth has made Mount Everest a magnet for adventurers and thrill seekers. Thousands of people from all over the world have been drawn to the mountain to try and climb to its summit or to attempt some other grand feat. Since the mountain was first climbed in 1953, hundreds of records have been set on Mount Everest – some impressive and others bizarre. Here we have compiled a list of some of the most notable events on Everest, from daring ascents to crazy records. 

  • 1970- Yuichiro Miura of Japan skied down the Everest for the first time.
  • 1978- Reinhold Messner made the first summit without supplementary oxygen
  • 1980 Reinhold Messner became the first person to summit the Everest solo and without supplementary oxygen.
  • 1980 -  Krzysztof Wielicki andLeszek Cichy  made the first successful winter ascent
  • 1988 – First descent by paraglider, by Jean-Marc Boivin
  • 1988 – First female ascent without supplemental oxygen by Lydia Bradey
  • 1990- Jim MaCartney Snape of Australia, walked from sea level in India to the Summit of Everest
  • 1991: Hot air balloon flyover by Andy Elson, Eric Jones, Chris Dewhirst and Leo Dickinson.
  • 1998 – Fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge (South Col), without supplemental oxygen, by Kazi Sherpa, in 20 hours and 24 minutes.
  • 1999- Babu Chiri Sherpa stayed at the summit for 21 hours
  • 2000 – First descent by ski by Davo Karni?ar
  • 2001 – First ascent by a blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer
  • 2001- French citizen Marcosiffredi and Austrian Stefan Gatt snowboarded down the Everest
  • 2005- Mark Inglis, a double amputee summited the Everest
  • 2011- Kent Cool tweeted from the summit of the Everest for the first time
  • 2001 – First descent on a Snowboard by Marco Siffredi
  • 2011 - Two Nepali paraglided from the Everest Summit to Namche in 42 minutes

Other noteworthy facts

  • Most ascent on Summit: 21 by Apa Sherpa on May 11, 2011 and Phurba Tashi Sherpa on May 19, 2013
  • Most ascent by a woman: 7 times by Lhakpa Sherpa
  • Most summits without supplementary oxygen: 10 times by Ang Rita
  • Most summit by a foreigner: Dave Hahn
  • Oldest Male to summit Everest: Yuichiro Miura, Japan 80 years 224 days old
  • Oldest Female to summit Everest: Tamae Watanabe, Japan, 73 years 180 days old
  • Youngest male to summit Everest: Jordan Romero, United States of America, 13 years 10 months 10 days old
  • Youngest female to summit Everest: Malavath Purna, India, 13 years 11 months old.
  • A total of 282 people have died on Everest from 1924 to August 2015
  • 193 climbers have summited Everest without supplementary oxygen till 2015
  • There are 18 different climbing routes on Everest
  • There are about 200 dead bodies in Everest


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