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    Age of Everest:
    Everest was formed about 60 million years ago
    29,035 (8850m)-found to be 6' higher in 1999

    Name in Nepal:
    Sagarmatha (means: goddess of the sky)

    In Tibet:
    Chomolungma: (means: mother goddess of the universe)

    Named after:
    Sir George Everest in 1865 ,the British surveyor-general of India. Once known as Peak 15

    Latitude 27 59' N.....Longitude 86 56' E It's summit ridge seperates Nepal and Tibet

    First Ascent:
    May 29,1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ and Tenzing Norgay, NP, via the South Col Route

    First Solo Ascent:
    Aug. 20,1980, Reinhold Messner, IT, via the NE Ridge to North Face

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

    First Ascent by an American:
    May 1,1963, James Whittaker, via the South-Col
    Mt. Everest rises a few milimeters each year due to geological forces

    Everest Name:
    Sir George Everest was the first person to record the height and location of Mt. Everest, this is where Mt."Everest" got its name from(In american language)

    First Ascent by a Woman:
    May 16,1975, Junko Tabei, JAP, via the South-Col
    First Ascent by an American Woman:
    Sep.29,1988, Stacey Allison, Portland, OR via the South-East Ridge

    First Oxygenless Ascent:
    May 8, 1978- Reinhold Messner, IT, and Peter Habeler, AUT, via the South-East Ridge
    First woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both north & south sides:
    Cathy O'Dowd (S.A.) South May 25,1996/North '99

    Fastest Ascent from South:
    Babu Chhiri Sherpa 34, NP-16 hours and 56 minutes (5-21-2000)

    Fastest Ascent (north side):
    Hans Kammerlander (IT) May,24,1996, via the standard North Col Ridge Route, 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 first person to climb Everest 11 times-Ten, Ang Rita Sherpa, Babu Chiri Sherpa all ascents were oxygen-less.

    Best and Worst Years on Everest:
    1993, 129 summitted and eight died (a ratio of 16:1); in 1996, 98 summitted and 15 died (a ratio of 6:1)

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

    Country with most deaths on mountain:

    Most dangerous area on mountain:
    Khumbu Ice Fall-19 deaths
    First ski descent:
    Davo Karnicar (Slovenia) 10-7-2000

    Last year without ascent:

    Last year without ascent:

    Corpses remaining on Everest:
    about 120

    Longest stay on top:
    Babu Chiri Sherpa stayed at the summit full 21 hours and a half

    Largest team:
    In 1975, China tackled Everest with a 410-member team.

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

    Only climber to climb all 4 sides of Everest:
    Kushang Sherpa, now an instructor with Himlayan Mountaineering Institute
    First person to hike from sea level to summit, no oxygen.:
    11th May 1990,Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian

    Largest number to reach the top in one day:
    40, on May 10, 1993

    First person to summit Everest twice:
    Nawang Gombu-Nepal(once with Whitaker in '63,and again two years later in '65)Gombu now works for the Himalayan mountaineering institute

    The oldest woman to summit
    Anna Czerwinska May 22, 2000.

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    What exactly Everest is all about? is it a community?



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