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Everest – A Mountain of Records

October 6, 2015

Reaching the summit of the highest mountain in the world is no easy endeavor. It requires courage, commitment, patience and mental as well as physical fitness. We’ve gathered the names of some of the legends who have achieved supreme records on Mount Everest; from the first summit reach to the longest stay at the top of the world and the daring first paragliding descent. Prepare to be in awe.

 

TO THE SUMMIT

Record Name Record The Great Homeland  Achieved Date
YOUNGEST GIRL TOCLIMB MOUNT EVEREST 13 years and 11
months old
Ms. Malavath
Purna
India May 25, 2014
OLDEST PERSON TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST 80 years and
224 days old
Mr. Yuichiro Miura Japan May 23, 2013
OLDEST FEMALE TO REACH THE SUMMIT  73 years old Ms. Tamae Watanabe Japan 19 May, 2012
MOST NUMBER OF TIMES TO REACH THE SUMMIT 21
Mr. Apa Sherpa
(Nicknamed  Super
Sherpa)
Nepal May 11, 2011
YOUNGEST PERSON TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST 13 years, 10 months and 10 days old  Mr. Jordan Romero United States May 22, 2010
FASTEST ASCENT FROM EVEREST BASE CAMP TO SUMMIT 8 hours, 10 minutes Mr. Pemba Dorjee Nepal May 21, 2004
LONGEST STAY ON SUMMIT 21 hours Late Mr. Babu Chiri Sherpa Nepal May 1999

 

SUPREME FEATS

 Record  The Supreme  Homeland  Achieved Date
FIRST CLIMBERS CONFIRMED AS HAVING REACHED THE SUMMIT Mr. Tenzing Norgay and Sir. Edmund Hillary Nepal and New Zealand May 29, 1953
FIRST NEPALI WOMAN TO CLIMB EVEREST Late Ms. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Nepal April 22, 1993
FIRST PARAGLIDER DESCENT FROM SUMMIT Mr. Jean-Marc Boivin France September 26, 1988
FIRST WINTER ASCENT Mr. Krzysztof Wielicki and

Mr. Leszek Cichy
Poland February 17, 1980
FIRST WOMAN TO REACH THE SUMMIT Ms. Junko Tabei Japan May 16, 1975

 

We were going to leave it at that…but this last Everest record is too sweet to leave out. In fact, it deserves a category of its very own.

TAKING ROMANTIC GESTURES TO NEW HEIGHTS

FIRST COUPLE TO MARRY ON TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST
Mr. Pem Dorjee and
Ms. Moni Mulepati
Nepal May 30, 2005
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