Monday, 6 May 2013

Notable ascents


By the end of the 2010 climbing season, there had been 5,104 ascents to the summit by about 3,142 individuals.[76] Some notable "firsts" by climbers include:

1922 – First climb to 8,000 metres (26,247 ft), by George Finch and Captain C. Geoffrey Bruce
1965 – First repeat ascent, by Nawang Gombu
1975 – First female ascent, by Junko Tabei
1978 – First ascent without supplemental oxygen by Reinhold Messner
1980 – First solo ascent, by Reinhold Messner
1980 – First winter ascent, led by Andrzej Zawada
1988 – First descent by paraglider, by Jean-Marc Boivin
1990 – First 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) ascent from sea level by Tim Macartney-Snape
1998 – Fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge (South Col), without supplemental oxygen, by Kazi Sherpa, in 20 hours and 24 minutes.
2000 – First descent by ski by Davo Karnicar
2004 – Fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge (South Col), with supplemental oxygen, by Pemba Dorje Sherpa, in 8 hours and 10 minutes.
2006 – First 9,271 metres (30,417 ft) ascent from Dead Sea level, by Pauline Sanderson
2007 – Fastest to reach the summit via the northeast ridge, without supplemental oxygen, by Christian Stangl
2008 – Oldest to reach the summit, by Min Bahadur Serchan (76-year-old)
2010 – Youngest to reach the summit, by Jordan Romero (13-year-old)
2010 – Oldest to reach the summit from both sides, by Julio Bird (60-year-old)
2012 – Oldest female to reach the summit, by Tamae Watanabe (73-year-old)
2012 – Most times to reach the summit, by Apa Sherpa (21 times; 10 May 1990 – 11 May 2011)
2012 – First woman to reach the summit twice in one week, by Chhurim


Min Bahadur Sherchan


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Min Bahadur Sherchan, Nepali ex-soldier, who reached the summit of Mount Everest on May, 25 2008 at the age of 76 years 340 days and is the oldest summitteer of Everest. Here shown at Summitteers Summit at COP-15 in Copenhagen Dec.11, 2009





Apa Sherpa

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Apa Sherpa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa), Nepali Sherpa mountaineer, who reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 21st time on May 11, 2011