Mount Everest Facts

Mount Everest Facts: The Mountain

Nepal Name: The official Nepalese name for Mount Everest is Sagarmatha which means ‘Mother of the Universe’
Tibetan Name: The official Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma or Chomolungma which means ‘Goddess Mother of the World’
Rest Of The World: Mount Everest
Location: Mount Everest sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China) in the Himalayan mountains
Coordinates: 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E
Age: Approx 60 Million Years Old
The Sides of Everest: The North Face, The South West Face, The East (Kangshung) Face

Height:
1852 First Height Recorded: 29.002ft or 8.839m
1955 Revised Height: 29.028ft or 8.848m
1999 Revised Height: 29.035ft or 8.850m
2005 Revised Height: 29.017ft 2inches or 8.844.43m
Sea Level to Mount Everest Summit is 5.5 Miles
Most common used height referred to is: 29.029ft or 8.848m
Every year the mountain grows taller by 4mm as a result of the upward thrust generated by two opposing tectonic plates

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Weather
The lowest recorded temperature on Mount Everest is -40°C (-40°F); with wind chill -60°C (-76°F)
Coldest month: February — average -27°C (-17°F) over 7,500m
Warmest month: August — average -20°C (-4°F) over 7,500m

Mount Everest Facts: The Climbers

1841: Andrew Waugh records the location of Mount Everest it was then called Peak XV
1852: Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest
1859: Peak XV renamed Mount Everest to honour Sir George Everest

1921: First British Expedition to Mount Everest
1922: On the 27th May George Finch and Captain C. Geoffrey Bruce became the first people to climb to 8,000 metres (26,247ft)
1924: George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine are last seen going for the summit on the 8th June by Noel Odell

1933: On the 3rd April Flight Lieutenant David Fowler McIntyre and Douglas Douglas-Hamilton in their fragile biplanes took the first flight over the summit of Mount Everest
1934: Maurice Wilson, a British eccentric, stated his intention to summit Everest by himself. Wilson flew illegally from Britain to India, hiking through Darjeeling and into Tibet and with the help of Sherpa guides began his attempt. Wilson was not a climber and had no climbing equipment. He expected to transport himself to the summit with spiritual help. It is not believed he attained the North Col (7000m). Maurice Wilson’s body and his diary were found wrapped in a tent in 1935

1947: In March, a Canadian engineer Earl Denman with two Sherpas, Tenzing Norgay and Ang Dawa Sherpa entered Tibet illegally to attempt to climb Mount Everest. They were defeated by a storm at 22,000 ft (6,700 m)

1950: Nepal opened its borders to foreigners. Earlier expeditions had attempted the mountain from Tibet, via the north face. However, this access was closed to western expeditions in 1950, after the Chinese took control over Tibet
1952: On the 28th May Raymond Lambert and Tenzing Norgay, members of a Swiss expedition, became within 150 metres short of the south summit. The Swiss were the first people to stand in the Western Cwm
1953: On the 29th May Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first people to stand on the summit of Mount Everest

1960: A Chinese expedition claims the first ascent of the North Ridge but the claim remains unsubstantiated as there is no summit photograph and no evidence the team got above the Second Step
1963: Jim Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 1st May
1965: Nawang Gombu became the first person to have reached the summit of Everest twice, he summited on the 1st May 1963 and the 20th May 1965

1970: On the 6th May Yuichiro Miura from Japan became the first person to have skied down from the South Col of Everest. The documentary of his feat ‘The Man Who Skied Down Everest’ was the first sports film to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
1975: The Everest Expedition from China had a record number of members, 410 in total
1975: On the 16th May Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
1975: Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first and second Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 24th September
1977: On the 15th September Ko Sang-Don became the first Korean to reach the summit
1978: The first German to reach the summit of Everest was Reinhard Karl on the 10th May
1978: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to climb Mount Everest without any Artificial Oxygen on the 8th May
1978: The 29th May marks the 25th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest
1978: Pierre Mazeaud, Jean Afanassieff and Nicolas Jaeger became the first French to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 15th October
1978: On 16th October Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first Polish climber and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

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1980: Martín Zabaleta became the first Spaniard to reach the summit on the 14th May
1980: Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki from Poland made the first Winter ascent of Mount Everest on the 17th February
1980: Reinhold Messner without Artificial Oxygen (for the second time) reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 20th August by going Solo
1982: Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker from Briton disappear whilst high on the Northeast Ridge on the 17th May
1982: On the 5th October Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to reach the summit of Everest
1983: On the 8th October Lou Reichardt, Kim Momb and Carlos Buhler became the first to reach the summit of Everest via the East Face
1984: Bulgarian Hristo Prodanov reached the summit of Everest via the west ridge, alone and without oxygen, on the 20th April but died on the descent
1984: The first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest was Bachendri Pal on the 23rd May
1984: On the 20th October Phil Ershler became the first American to summit Everest’s North Wall
1985: On the 21st April Chris Bonington, Briton’s much loved climber stood on the summit of Mount Everest
1985: On the 29th April Arne Næss Jr. became the first Norwegian to reach the summit of Everest
1986: Tenzing Norgay aged 72 passed away on the 9th May
1986: Erhard Loretan and Jean Troillet climbed the North Face in a single push without oxygen, ropes or tents in 42 hours. They climbed mostly during the night
1988: On the 5th May, a joint team from China, Japan, and Nepal reached the top from the North and the South simultaneously and crossed over to descend from the opposite sides. This event was broadcast live worldwide
1988: On the 12th May Stephen Venables was the first Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest without any Artificial Oxygen
1988: The first American woman Stacy Allison reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 29th May
1988: On the 26th September Jean-Marc Boivin from France made the first descent from the summit of Everest by paraglide
1988: Lydia Bradey from New Zealand was the first woman to summit Mount Everest without any Artificial Oxygen on the 14th October
1989: Dimitar Ilievski-Murato became the first Macedonian to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 10th May

1990: Tim Macartney-Snape from Australia became the first person to walk and climb from sea level to the top of Mount Everest on the 11th May
1990: On the 11th May Mikael Reuterswärd became the first Swede to climb Everest
1990: Andrej and Marija Stremfeij from Slovenia became the first married couple to reach the summit of Everest  on the 7th October
1990: British actor Brian Blessed made his first trip to Everest this year and also in 1993, 1996, although he has never stood on its summit
1991: October 21st saw Andy Elson and Leo Dickinson piloted the first Balloon Flight over Mount Everest
1992: On 12th May Ingrid Baeyens became the first Belgian woman to reach the summit
1992: Doron Erel became the first Israeli to reach the summit of Mount Everest On 12th May
1993: Vladas Vitkauskas was the first Lithuanian to reach the summit on the 10th May
1993: Veikka Gustafsson of Finland became the first Finn to reach the summit on the 10th May
1993: The first female Sherpa Pasang Lhmhu reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 23rd April but died during her desent
1993: The first British woman Rebecca Stephens reaches the summit of Mount Everest on the 17th May
1993: Dawson Stelfox became the first Northern Irishman to reach the summit on the 27th May, and was the first UK citizen to ascend the north face.
1995: Alison Hargreaves was the first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest Solo and without any Artificial Oxygen on the 13th May but later the same year died while descending from the summit of K2
1995: Tommy Heinrich became the first Argentinian to reach the summit of Everest on the 15th May
1995: On the 17th May Nasuh Mahruki became the first Turk to reach the summit of Everest
1995: On the 17th May Constantin Lăcătuşu became the first Romanian to summit Everest
1995: Caradog Jones became the first Welshman to reach the summit of Everest on the 23rd May
1995: Pat Falvey became the first Irishman to reach the summit on the 27th May
1996: On the 23rd May Ang Rita Sherpa made his tenth ascent of Mount Everest all without Artificial Oxygen
1996: Jamling Norgay son of Tenzing reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 23rd May
1996: On the 24th May Hans Kammerlander made the fastest ascent on the North Side in 16 hours and 45 minutes from Base Camp to Summit
1996: 15 climbers died while being caught out in a storm high up on Everest
1997: On the 23rd May M. Magendran and N. Mohandas became the first Malaysians to reach the summit
1998: Bear Grylls at the age of 23 became the youngest Briton to stand on the summit of Mount Everest on the 26th May
1998: Tom Whittaker from USA became the first disabled (has an artifical leg) person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 27th May
1998: On the 8th November Sir John Hunt leader of the 1953 British Expedition paased away age 88
1998: Kazi Sherpa made the fastest ascent from Base Camp to Summit on the South side without supplemental oxygen in a time of 20 hours and 24 minutes on the 17th October
1999: The National Geographic Society revised the height of Everest from 29.028ft to 29.035ft
1999: On the 1st May Conrad Anker a member of the Mallory & Irvine research Expedition found the body of George Leigh Mallory at 26,700 feet/8,138 meters on the North Face
1999: On the 6th May Babu Chhiri Sherpa was the first person to bivovac on the summit of Mount Everest and doing so for 21 hours without any Artificial Oxygen. He died on Mount Everest in 2001
1999: On the 18th May João Garcia became the first Portuguese to reach the summit of Everest
1999: Iván Vallejo became the first Ecuadorian to reach the top of Everest on the 25th May
1999: On the 25th May Cathy O’Dowd stood on the summit of Mount Everest for the second time, the only woman to do so by different routes, the South Col in 1996 and now by the North Col
1999: The first person to reach the summit of Everest from three different routes (South Col 1993, North Face 1996 and Khangshung Face 1999) was Kushang Sherpa

2000: A record of 145 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in this year
2000: Polly Murray became the first Scotswoman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest on the 16th May
2000: On the 21st May Babu Chhiri Sherpa made the fastest ascent on the South Side in 16 hours and 56 minutes from Base Camp to Summit
2000: On the 24th May Apa Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest for his 11th time becoming the first person to do so
2000: On the 7th October Davo Karnicar was the first person to make a descent from the summit of Mount Everest on Skis

2001: Marco Siffredi made his descent from the summit of Mount Everest on a Snowboard on the 23rd May
2001: Temba Tsheri Sherpa became the youngest person to stand on the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 15
2001: The 23rd May saw 89 people stand on the summit of Mount Everest (not all at once)
2001: Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 25th May

2002: Sean Swarner of USA was the first Cancer survivor with just 1 lung to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 16th May
2002: At the age of 70 Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 22nd May
2002: Zsolt Erőss became the first Hungarian to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 25th May

2003: On the 22nd May Alar Sikk became the first Estonian to reach the summit of Everest
2003: Gary Guller of USA was the first arm amputee to reach the summit of Everest on the 23rd May
2003: On the 25th May Peter Hillary son of Edmund phones his dad via satellite phone from the summit of Mount Everest
2003: On the 26th May Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa went from Base Camp to the summit of Mount Everest in a record time of 10 hours 56 minutes
2003: Apa Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 26th May for his 13th time
2003: May 29th marks the 50th Anniversary of the First ascent of Mount Everest made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

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2004: On the 16th May Vicky Jack became the oldest British woman to climb Mount Everest at the age of 51
2004: On the 16th May George Voutyropoulos became the first Greek climber to the top of Everest
2004: Appa Sherpa made his 14th ascent of Mount Everest on the 17th May
2004: On the 18th May Clare O’Leary became the first Irish woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
2004: 21st May saw Pemba Dorje Sherpa make a speed record of 8 hours and 10 minutes from base camp to summit of Mount Everest

2005: A new height for Mount Everest was taken from GPS to be 29.017ft and 2 inches
2005: On the 14th May, Didier Delsalle claimed to be the first pilot to land on the summit of Mount Everest in an unmodified AS-350 B3 Eurocopter. He made contact with the summit for around two minutes. Many believe it didn’t happen
2005: On the 30th May Moni Mulepati and Pem Dorjee became the first to exchange wedding vows on the summit of Mount Everest
2005: Appa Sherpa made his 15th ascent of Mount Everest on the 31st May
2005: On the 1st June Farkhondeh Sadegh and Laleh Keshavarz become both the first Iranian and Muslim women to reach the summit
2005: Explorer Ranulph Fiennes reached a height of 27,560ft on Mount Everest before pulling out on his summit attempt on the 3rd June
2005: Jake Meyer at the age of 21 became the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest on the 4th June

2006: Mark Joseph Inglis from New Zealand became the first ‘double amputie’ (has artificial legs) to reach Everest’s summit on the 15th May
2006: Maxim Chaya became the first Lebanese to reach the summit of Everest on the 15th May
2006: Dale Abenojar became the first Filipino to reach the summit of Everest on the 15th May
2006: On the 17th May Kenton Cool became the first Briton to have reached the summit of Everest 3 times
2006: Rob Gauntlet and James Hooper became the youngest Britons aged 19 to reach Everest’s summit on the 17th May
2006: Pauline Sanderson from the UK became the first person to complete the longest climb on earth, from the Dead Sea and reaching the summit of Everest on the 18th May
2006: On the 19th May Apa Sherpa reached the summit of Everest for his 16th time
2006: On the 22nd May Will Cross from Pittsburgh became the first person with ‘Type 1 Diabetes’ to reach the summit of Everest
2006: Ming Kipa Sherpais the youngest girl at the age of 15 to reach the summit of Everest on the 24th May
2006: On the 24th May Lakpa Tharke Sherpa stood on the summit of Everest for 3 minutes ‘bare chested’
2006: On the 25th May Austrian climber Christian Stangl made a speed ascent from the North side of Everest taking 16 hours 42 minutes from Base Camp to summit. He then took just 6 hours from the summit back to Base Camp on the same day

2007: Chhiring Dorje Sherpa climbed to the summit 3 times within 2 weeks. Summit dates were 2nd May, 15th May and 16th May
2007: On the 15th May David Tait became the first Briton to Traverse Mount Everest, starting from Tibet North side and ending in Nepal South side
2007: Apa Sherpa broke his own record on the 16th May by reaching the summit of Mount Everest for his Seventeenth time
2007: Kim Hong-Bin from South Korea reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 16th May, he was the first to do so without any fingers
2007: On the 17th May Omar Samra became the first Egyptian to reach the summit of Mount Everest
2007: British climbers Kenton Cool and Robert Casserly reached the summit of Everest twice in the same week, on the 17th and 24th May
2007: On the 22nd May Katsusuke Yanagisawa from Japan became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He was 71
2007: On the 24th May Tori James became the first Welsh woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
2007: Dutchman Wim Hoff reached an altitude of 24,278ft on Mount Everest wearing a pair of shorts on the ? May

2008: Sir Edmund Hillary sadly passed away aged 88 on the 11th January
2008: On the 22nd January New Zealand hold a State Funeral for Sir Edmund Hillary
2008: The first Saudi Arabian, Farouq Saad Hamad Al-Zuman reached the summit of Everest on the 21st May
2008: The 22nd May saw Nimdoma Sherpa, 16 years old, becoming the youngest woman to reach the summit at the time
2008: Thanh-Nhien Bhan, Bui-Van Ngoi and Mau-Linh Nguyen became the first Vietnamese to summit Everest on the 22nd May
2008: On the 22nd May Apa Sherpa reached Mount Everest summit for the eighteenth (18) time
2008: Australian Cheryl Bart and her daughter Nicole Bart were the first mother-and-daughter to summit Everest together on the 24th May
2008: On the 25 May 76-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan from Nepal became the oldest person to summit Mount Everest
2008: On the 25th May Mostafa Salameh became the first Jordanian to reach the summit of Everest
2008: The 26th May saw Dave Hahn become the first non-Sherpa to summit Everest for the tenth (10) time

2009: On the 20th May Scott Parazynski reached the summit, becoming the first astronaut to summit the world’s tallest mountain
2009: Li Hui, Esther Tan and Jane Lee became the first Singaporean women to summit Mount Everest on the 20th May
2009: With Adele Pennington latest ascent to the summit Everest on the 20th May this makes her the first British female to summit twice
2009: Korean climbers Park Young-seok, Jin Jan-chang, Kang Ki-seok and Shin Dong-min reached the summit of Everest via a new route on the Southwest face on the 20th May
2009: On the 21st May, at the age of 65, Sir Ranulph Fiennes became the oldest Briton to have reached the summit of Everest
2009: On the 21st May Noel Hanna and Lynne Hanna became the first husband and wife from Northern Ireland to reach the top of the world
2009: British climber Kenton Cool reached the summit of Everest on the 21st May making it his seventh time, the most for any Briton
2009: Apa Sherpa made his 19th ascent to the summit on 21st May, the most ever
2009: Nickolay Cherny, a Russian guide for the 7 Summits team summitted Everest on the 21st May at the age of 70
2009: Krushnaa Patil age 19, became the youngest Indian women to scale the Mount Everest on the 21st May
2009: On the 22nd May American climber Dave Hahn made his eleventh trip to the summit, the most of a non-Sherpa
2009: Bill Burke age 67 takes the title for being the oldest American to reach the summit on the 23rd May
2009: On 23rd May Lori Schneider age 52 from USA reached the summit of Everest with multiple sclerosis
2009: On the 20th May Amanda Richmond, at age 54 became the oldest British woman to reach the summit Mount Everest

2010: Julio Bird age 60 from USA become the oldest man to climb Mount Everest from both North and South sides. He climbed the South side in 2002 and the North side in 2010
2010: Bonita Norris became the youngest British woman to summit Mount Everest at the age of 22 on the 17th May
2010: British mountaineer Kenton Cool stood on the summit of Mount Everest 17th May for his eight (8) time
2010: Gregory Attard, Marco Cremona and Robert Gatt became the first persons from Malta to stand on the summit of Everest on the 17th May
2010: American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest climber to summit Mount Everest at the age of 13 on the 22nd May
2010: Apa Sherpa stood on the summit of Mount Everest for his twentieth (20) time on the 22nd May
2010: On the 23rd May, Musa Ibrahim was the first Bangladeshi to reach the summit of Mount Everest
2010: American mountaineer Dave Hahn has summited Mount Everest more times than any non-Sherpa in history. On the 24th May he reached the summit for his twelfth (12) time
2010: On the 24th May John Dahlem, 66 years and 10 months, and son Ryan Dahlem, age 40 years from USA, became the oldest Father-Son combination to stand on the summit of Mount Everest together

2011: On the 6th May British climber Kenton Cool made the first 3G call and ‘tweet’ from the summit of Mount Everest using Twitter
2011: Apa Sherpa, climbing leader of Eco Everest Expedition 2011 reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 21st time on the 11th May
2011: Vikash Kaushik and Sushma Kaushik are the first Indian couple to summit Mount Everest on the 20th May
2011: On the 20th May Premlata Agrawal aged 48 became the oldest women to summit Mount Everest from India
2011: Bhakta Kumar Rai from Nepal spent 32 hours on top of Mount Everest. He reached the top at 5:30am on May 20th and stayed there till 1pm the next day. In that time he mediated for 27 hours for world peace
2011: On the 21st May Nepali tandem paraglider pilot Babu Sunuwar and his mountain guide Lakpa Tshering Sherpa flew 20km + cross country from the summit of Mount Everest to Namche Bazaar
2011: Suzanne Al Houby became the first Palestinian and Arab woman to reach the summit of Everest on the 21st May
2011: On the 21st May Ivan Gomez became the first Dominican to reach the summit
2011: Jaysen Arumugum became the first Mauritian to reach the summit of Everest on the 26th May
2011: A British schoolboy, George Atkinson has become the youngest British mountaineer to climb Mount Everest aged 16 years and 362 days old on the 26th May

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2012: Chhurim Sherpa became the first woman to reach the summit of Everest twice in one week on the 12th and 19th May
2012: Kame Sherpa, 51 set a new record by climbing to the summit of Mount Everest three times in nine days. He reached the summit on the 19th May, 23rd May and the 27th May
2012: Japanese climber Tamae Watanabe, became the oldest woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 19th May, at the age of 73 years and 180 days
2012: On the 19th May Nishat Majumder became the first Bangladeshi woman to climb Mount Everest
2012: George Andreou became the first Cypriot to climb Mount Everest on the 19th May
2012: Leanna Shuttleworth from England became the youngest British woman to summit Mount Everest on the 20th May aged 19
2012: On the 24th May Warner Rojas became the first man from Costa Rica to climb Mount Everest
2012: British climber Paul Keleher became the first person to take an official Olympic Flag (London 2012) to the summit on the 25th May
2012: British mountaineer/guide Kenton Cool stood on the summit of Mount Everest 25th May for his tenth (10) time
2012: Wilfred Moshi became the first Tanzanian to summit Everest on the 25th May
2012: A bad year for deaths on Mount Everest totaling 10
2012: Dave Hahn from USA has reached the summit of Mount Everest for his fourteenth time on the 26th May, more times than any non-Sherpa in history
2012: On the 26th May Melissa Arnot from USA became the first women to Summit Mount Everest 4 times

2013: To mark the 80th anniversary of the first flight over Everest, another group of Scots flew over the summit
2013: On the 1st April Eli Reimer, 16, became the first teenager with Down syndrome to climb to Everest Base Camp
2013: Kenton Cool  became the first person to climb Nuptse (7,861m), Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m) in one continuous trip. He reached the summit of Nuptse on the 16th, Everest on the 19th and Lhotse on the 20th
2013: Raha Moharrak became the first Saudi Arabian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 18th May
2013: On the 19th May British guide/mountaineer Kenton Cool reached the summit of Mount Everest for his eleventh (11) time
2013: Nacer Ibn Abdeljalil became the first Moroccan man to summit Mount Everest on the 20th May
2013: On the 20th May 21-year-old Indian sisters Tashi Malik and Nancy Malik became the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest
2013: On the 20th May Sudarshan Gautam from Nepal became the first double arm amputee to summit Everest
2013: Arunima Sinha who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest on the 21st May
2013: Cason Crane from USA became the first openly gay man to reach the summit of Everest on the 21st May
2013: Phurba Tashi Sherpa equals Apa Sherpa’s record of 21 summits of Mount Everest on the 23rd May
2013: Yuichiro Miura from Japan became the oldest person to reach the top of the world on the 23rd May at the age of 80. Yuichiro had heart surgery in January
2013: 9 deaths occured during the Mount Everest climbing season
2013: On the 27th October Marc Kopp from France became the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest, he suffers from multiple sclerosis

2014: On the 18th April 16 Sherpa’s died while caught in an avalanche in the ‘popcorn field’ area just below Camp 2 on the South (Nepal) side of Mount Everest making it the worst Everest disaster in history. As a result most expeditions for the season were cancelled
2014: On 22 April the Sherpa’s announced they would not work on Everest (South side) for the remainder of 2014 as a mark of respect for the victims
2014: Noel Hanna a climber/guide from Ireland reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 24th May for his seventh time
2014: Poorna Malavath from India became the youngest female to stand on the summit of Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months old, she did so on the 25th May

2015: On the 25th April a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. This caused much devastation and it had been reported that around 7,000 people were killed. The earthquake started an avalanche on the South side of Mount Everest which killed 19 climbers/sherpas. Nepal and Tibet closed the mountain not long after
2015: There were no Everest summits in the spring of 2015 due to the avalanche, the first time in 41 years that this has happened
2015: During the autumn climbing season, Nobukazu Kuriki, from Japan attempted to climb Mount Everest twice, despite having lost nine fingers to frostbite while attempting the same climb in 2012. He reached 8,150m before turning around due to bad weather

2016: British guide Kenton Cool reached the summit of Everest on the 12th May for his twelfth time
2016: Greg Paul of Alpine Utah became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest with two artificial knees on the 13th May
2016: British climber Nick Talbot became the first person with cystic fibrosis to climb Mount Everest on the 13th May
2016: Silvia Vasquez Lavado became the first Peruvian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 19th May
2016: Win Ko Ko and Pyae Phyo Aung became the first climbers to reach the top of Everest from Myanmar on the 19th May
2016: U.S. Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville became the first ever combat-wounded amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 19th May
2016: On the 20th May Lhakpa Sherpa made her seventh ascent of Mount Everest and holds the record for the most ascents by a woman
2016: Irini Halay became the first Ukrainian to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 20th May
2016: Noel Hanna (Eighth Summit) and Lynne Hanna (Second Summit) from Northern Ireland reached the top of the world on the 21st May to become the first husband and wife team in the world to climb Mount Everest from both sides
2016: Lynne Hanna became the first British woman to summit Everest from both sides. She summited via the South side on the 21st May and via the North side on the 21st May
2016: Alyssa Azar becomes youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest age 19 on the 21st May
2016: On the 21st May Jayanthi Kuru-Uthumpaala became the first person from Sri Lanka to reach the summit of Everest
2016:On the 23rd May Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to summit Everest and survive the descent without supplemental oxygen. She also holds the record for the most ascents by an American woman, six
2016: Rob Mortell from Limerick Ireland became the youngest Irish person to reach the top of Mount Everest on the 23rd May age 26
2016: At the age of 19 Marin Minamiya became the youngest Japanese to stand on the summit of Mount Everest on the 23rd May

2017: Min Bahadur Sherchan died at Everest Base Camp on 6th May while trying to reclaim his title of the oldest climber to summit Mount Everest.
2017: Lhakpa Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest on the 13th May for the eighth time, the most Everest summits by a female.
2017: Mollie Hughes became the youngest British female age 26 to have reached the summit of Mount Everest from the South side (19th May 2012) and North side (16th May.)
2017: On the 16th May Romanian climber Horia Colibasanu reached the summit of Everest without supplemental oxygen, he was the first from his country to do so.
2017: On the 21st May Andy Holzer from Austria became the first blind person to summit Mount Everest via the North Col route.
2017: Female climber Anshu Jamsenpa from India reached the summit of Everest twice within a week, on the 16th and 21st May.
2017: On the 21st May Ada Tsang became the first Hong Kong woman to reach the summit of Everest.
2017: Janusz Adamski Adams became the first Polish climber to traverse North to South on Mount Everest after reaching the summit on the 21st May.
2017: Anita Devi has become the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest from the North Col route on the 21st May.
2017: Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a record for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest without fixed ropes or supplementary oxygen, in just 26 hours, arriving at the summit at midnight on the 21st May.
2017: During the climbing season on Mount Everest six climbers sadly lost their lives.