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Mount Everest Facts

Mount Everest FactsFollowing are some of the interesting facts and figures related to Mount/Mt Everest. It contains information about various expeditions and geographical facts and figures related to the Mount Everest.

Age of Mt Everest
Mt Everest was formed about 60 million years ago

29,035 (8850m) was found to be 6' higher in 1999

Name in Nepal
Sagarmatha (goddess of the sky)

In Tibet
Chomolungma (mother goddess of the universe)

Named after
Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India
Latitude 27° 59' N,.Longitude 86° 56' E

First Ascent
May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ and Tenzing Norgay, NP

First Solo Ascent
Aug. 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner, IT

First winter Ascent
Feb. 17, 1980 -L.Cichy and K. Wielicki, POL

First Ascent by a Woman
May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei, JAP, via the South-Col

Fastest Ascent
Hans Kammerlander (IT) May, 24, 1996,16 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

Highest cause of death
Avalanches-about a (2:1) ratio over falls

Country with most deaths

Most dangerous area
Khumbu Ice Fall-19 deaths

First ski-descent
Davo Karnicar (Slovenia) 10-7-2000

Corpses on Everest
About 120

Largest team
In 1975, China, with a 410-member team

Fastest descent
In 1988, Jean-Marc Boivin of France descended from the top in just 11 minutes, paragliding

Climber to climb all 4 sides
Kushang Sherpa

person to hike from sea level
11th May 1990, Tim Snape, Australian

First person to summit Everest twice
Nawang Gombu

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