Amazing and Interesting Records Set on Mount Everest (Part I)
It was first climbed by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.
Standing at the height of 8,848-metre, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It was first climbed by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953 and since then there have been many successful expeditions to the top of Mt. Everest. There are many records set on Mt. Everest and some of them are quite weird also. Here is a list of amazing and interesting records set on Mt. Everest.
First Female Ascent
Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest in 1975.
Twenty-two years after the first ascent to the top of Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, Japan’s Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the top as part of an all-female team, who took the same route as Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. One amazing fact about her ascent is that she was buried unconscious for six minutes in an avalanche. She was pulled out alive by co-mountaineers and she continued the ascent to the top. Junko Tabei is famous for becoming the first woman to climb all seven summits, which means climbing the highest peaks of the seven continents on the earth.
At the Top for the Highest Number of Times
Many mountaineers and trekkers dream of climbing Mt. Everest at least once in their lifetime and then there are these three men who climbed Mt. Everest 21 times.
Summiting Mt. Everest has been the aim of many and three persons from Nepal made the record for summiting it for the highest number of times. Apa Sherpa did it for the first time in 2011 when he summited Mt. Everest for the 21st time and after him, Phurba Tashi Sherpa and Kami Rita Sherpa climbed it 21 times in 2013. Dave Hunn has the record of climbing it for most times who is not from Nepal.
Fastest Man to Climb Mt. Everest
Pembe Dorje Sherpa has the record of climbing Mt. Everest in the shortest period of time of 8 hrs 10 mins.
To reach the top of Mt. Everest from the base camp, there is a vertical ascent of 3.5 kilometres and rarely mountaineers do it in a single attempt. The entire summit takes up to 34-38 hours for a healthy and experienced mountaineer with many stopping points in between. In 2004, Pembe Dorje Sherpa climbed the mountain in a single attempt and took 8 hours and 10 minutes to reach the top and became the fastest man to reach the top.