Amazing and Interesting Records Set on Mount Everest (Part II)
To reach the top of Mt. Everest from the base camp, there is a vertical ascent of 3.5 kilometres.
Reaching the top of Mt. Everest is a dream for many adventure seekers and after 1953. When it was first summited, many mountaineers successfully climbed it. Many records have been made since then. Continuing from the first part of the story, here are a few more amazing and interesting records set on Mt. Everest.
First Man to Strip off on the Top of the Mount Everest
One of the weird records set is stripping off clothes after reaching the top.
What will you do when you chase your dream of climbing Mt. Everest successfully, maybe look all around and enjoy the feeling of being at the top of the world? But Nepali mountaineer Lakpa Tharke Sherpa did something that no one will dream even in his wildest dream. He stripped off his clothes and stood naked at the top for a few minutes!
First Couple to Get Married on the top of Mt. Everest
Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Mulepati from Nepal created a record of being the first couple to get married on the top of Mt. Everest.
Getting married at the top of the highest mountain peak in the world may seem like a weird couple goal but Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Mulepati made this weird couple goal true by tying the knot at the top of Mt Everest in 2005. After climbing the mountain they took off their mask for a brief period of time and got married by putting on plastic garlands on each other. Another couple from California tied the knot at the basecamp of Everest in 2017.
Oldest Man to Climb Mt. Everest
Yuichiro Miura of Japan made the phrase age is just a number true by summiting Mt. Everest at the age of 80.
There have been many records made on Mt. Everest and Yuichiro Miura from Japan hold the record for being the oldest man to climb Mt. Everest. In 2013, he successfully reached the top of Mt. Everest at the age of 80, becoming the oldest person in the world to do so. It seems unlikely that anyone will ever break it but who knows what the future holds?