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List of Mount Everest Climbing Records

List of Mount Everest Climbing Records

Check out the list of exceptional climbers, who successfully scaled the tallest mountain on Earth, accomplishing one of the most difficult climbs ever!
ThrillSpire Staff
Did You Know?
The cost per person to climb Everest from Nepal or Tibet is roughly $35k to $40k. That is, if you're splitting the cost within a team of seven climbers. A solo climb can cost anywhere between $85k to $100k!
At 29,035 feet, Mount Everest is the tallest, and undoubtedly, one of the most dangerous mountains to scale. It is named after Sir George Everest, the Surveyor General of India back in the past. Almost 2000 people have reached the summit of this 60-million-year-old mountain over the past 60 years.
But, don't jump at assuming that Everest is an easy, or even a manageable climb. With 18 deceptive climbing routes guarded by avalanches and breathtaking (quite literally so) altitudes, Mount Everest lives up to the expectations of any climbing enthusiast. The records listed below include several mentionable names over years. Take a look.
Mount Everest Climbing Records
1953: Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal)
First ever to ascend Mt. Everest

1956: Ernst Schmied and Jürg Marmet
Second proven ascent to Everest (Swiss Expedition)

1963: Jim Whittaker
First American to scale Mt. Everest

1965: Lt. Commander M. S. Kohli and others
First Indian expedition to climb Mt. Everest

1965: Avtar Singh Cheema
First Indian to ascent Mt. Everest

1975: Junko Tabei (Japan)
First woman to reach the summit

1975: Phantog
First Tibetan woman to reach the summit
(from the Tibetan side)

1975: Doug Scott and Dougal Haston
First British citizens to make the ascent

1978: Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria)
First ever to scale Mt. Everest, without supplemental oxygen

1978: Wanda Rutkiewicz
First ever Polish citizen, first ever European, and the third woman to scale the summit

1979: Andrej Štremfelj and Nejc Zaplotnik
First Yugoslavians to reach the summit

1980: Andrzej Zawada and team(Poland)
First winter ascent

1980: Reinhold Messner
First to scale Everest alone, without supplemental oxygen

1980: Yasuo Kato (Japan)
First solo winter ascent
First person (non-Sherpa) to reach the summit twice

1982: 11 Soviet Mountaineers
First official Soviet climbers to scale the Everest

1982: Laurie Skreslet (along with 2 sherpas)
First Canadian to scale the Everest

1983: Lou Reichardt, Kim Momb, and Carlos Buhler (USA)
First to scale the East Face

1984: Bachendri Pal
First Indian woman to scale the Everest

1984: Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer
First Australian ascent, without supplemental oxygen

1984: Phil Ershler
First American ascent of the North Wall

1986: Erhard Loretan and Jean Troillet (Swiss)
First ever to scale the North face in straight 42 hours without ropes, tents, and baggage (after 8000m); the descend took 5 hours

1986: Sharon Wood
First North American woman to have reached the summit

1988: Jean-Marc Boivin (France)
First paragliding descent

1988: Joint Team from China, Japan, and Nepal
World Wide Telecast:
Two teams scaled two different summits simultaneously. They crossed over while descending to reach the other team's base

1988: Stacy Allison
First American woman to have reached the summit

1988: Lydia Bradey (New Zealand)
First solo woman climber to have reached the summit, without supplemental oxygen

1988: Sungdare Sherpa (Nepal)
First person to have scaled Everest 5 times

1989: Ricardo Torres-Nava
First Latin American and Mexican to scale Everest

1990: Marija and Andrej Štremfelj
First couple to do so;Marija was the first Slovene woman as well

1990: Peter Hillary (New Zealand)
Son of Edmund Hillary, an ex-summiter to scale Everest

1990: Tim Macartney-Snape (Australia)
First person ever to climb from sea level to the summit (his second ascent)

1992: Doron Erel
First Israeli to scale Everest

1993: Ramon Blanco (Spain)
Oldest person to scale Everest at the age of 60

1996: Göran Kropp (Sweden)
Bicycled all the way from Sweden to Everest and went on to summit it

1998: Tom Whittaker (Naturalized American)
First amputee to scale Everest

1999: Cathy O'Dowd (South Africa)
First woman to summit Everest from both, Northern and Southern routes

1999: Ken Noguchi (Japan)
Summited Everest and became the youngest person to summit the highest peaks in all 7 continents at the age of 25

1999: Lev Sarkisov (Georgia)
Summited Everest to become the oldest climber at the age of 60

2000: Nazir Sabir
First Pakistani to do so

2000: Davo Karničar (Slovenia)
First person to finish an uninterrupted ski from the summit to the base camp in 5 hours

2000: Anna Czerwińska (Poland)
Oldest woman (during that period) to reach the summit at the age of 50

2001: Temba Tsheri Sherpa (Nepal)
Youngest person to reach summit at the age of 16

2001: Marco Siffredi (France)
First person to descend from Everest on a snowboard

2001: Erik Weihenmayer (USA)
First blind person to reach the summit

2001: Sherman Bull (USA)
Aged 64, he became the oldest person to reach the summit

2002: Tamae Watanabe (Japan)
Oldest woman to reach the summit at the age of 63

2003: Yuichiro Miura (Japan)
Oldest summiter at the age of 70

2003: Sherpa Lakpa Gelu (Nepal)
Ascended Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes

2005: Eurocopter AS350 B3 Helicopter
First time, a helicopter landed on the summit

2006: Mark Inglis (New Zealand)
First amputee with two artificial legs to reach the summit

2006: Takao Arayama (Japan)
Summited to become the oldest to do so at the age of 70

2007: Omar Samra
First Egyptian and youngest Arab to do so

2007: Katsusuke Yanagisawa (Japan)
Oldest summiter at 71 years

2008: Farouq Saad al-Zuman
First Saudi Arabian to scale Everest

2008: Min Bahadur Sherchan (Nepal)
Oldest climber at 76 years of age

2010: Jordan Romero (USA)
Youngest person to reach the summit at the age of 13

2010: Julio Bird (USA)
Aged 60, he is the oldest person to reach the summit from both Nepal as well as Tibet

2012: Tamae Watanabe (Japan)
Oldest woman at 73 years of age to scale Everest

2013: Valery Rozov (Russia)
Highest base jump (from the North face)

2013: Yuichiro Miura (Japan)
At 80, he is the oldest person to have scaled Everest till now

2013: Chhurim Sherpa (Nepal)
First woman to have scaled Mount Everest twice in a week

2013: David Liano Gonzalez (Mexico)
First person to have scaled Everest from both sides in the same season