Records on Everest
After the discovery of the world highest peak in the earth, in 1856, adventures export around the globe are curious to know more about. The first official and recorded expedition on Everest was in 1921- Reconnaissance expedition- British – organized by Mount Everest Committee UK. After then different group around the world tried to summit Everest from different direction. The first successful summit was in 1953, May 29 by the Nepali Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary. Later different people around the globe, experience world from the roof of the world. Unlike only climbing, these days there a kind competition for making different record while climbing world highest mountain.
First successful ascent –Tenzing and Hillary, 1953 May 29
First female ascent- Junko Tabei , 1975 May 16
1963- The first American, James Whittaker, summits Everest.
1975- Junko Tabei (Japan) becomes the first woman to summit.
1978- Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) make the first ascent without supplemental oxygen.
1980– Reinhold Messner makes the first solo ascent of Everest (also without supplemental oxygen).
1996- 15 climbers died on Everest — the most casualties in a single year.
1999– George Mallory’s body is found by a search expedition at 27,000 feet.
On Nov. 11, the revised official elevation of Everest is announced by the National Geographic Society to be 29,035 feet (8,850 meters).
2001- American Erik Weihenmayer becomes the first blind person to reach Everest’s top.
2005- Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Malepati –first couple to got married on summit on 30th May.
2007- The first cellphone call is made from the top of Everest by Rod Baber, a British climber. “It’s cold, it’s fantastic, and the Himalayas are everywhere,” he said in the call.
2008- On May 8, the Olympic torch was carried by climbers to the “roof of the world,” reaching the 29,035 foot summit of Mount Everest at 0920 local time. During the ascent, Tibetan women were the first and last to carry the torch.
On May 22, Apa, a veteran Sherpa guide, climbed to the top of Mount Everest for the 18th time at age 47, beating his own record for the most summits of the world’s tallest mountain.
2008– Nepali national Min Bahadur Sherchan, 76, became the oldest person to summit Everest on May 25.
2010 On May 22, Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old from California, became the youngest person to summit Everest.
2011 Apa Sherpa again broke his own world record and reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the 21st time on 11 May 2011.
2012- Japan’s Tamae Watanabe, 73, became the oldest woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on May 19, 2012. She successfully climbed Everest in 2002 at age 63.