1953, Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay, Nepal,
via the South Col Route. Neither has ever said who stepped on the
October 17, 1998, Kagzi Sherpa of Nepal climbed Everest in 20 hours
24 minutes to break Frenchman Mark Batard's longstanding mountaineering
record set in October 1990 when Batard did it in 22 hours 29 minutes.
10 summits by Ang Rita Sherpa of the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal.
On May 26, 1999, Apa Sherpa of Nepal reached the summit at 11am
and tied Ang Rita's record.
*Longest Time Spent on the Summit:
on May 7th, 1999, Babu Chirri Sherpa of Nepal set a new record by
spending 21 hours on the summit without oxygen.
Shambu Tamang of Nepal, 16, reached the summit on May 5, 1975.
Lev Sarkisov (12/2/38) of Georgia reached the summit on May 12,
1999. At 60 years and 161 days old, he beat Spaniard Ramon Blanco's
record by one day.
*First Oxygenless Ascent:
1978, Reinhold Messner, of Italy, and Peter Habeler, of Austria,
via the Southeast Ridge. First Solo Ascent: 1980, Reinhold Messner
via the North Col to the North Face.
*First Ascent by a Woman:
1975, Junko Tabei, of Japan, via the Southeast Ridge.
*In 1954, one mountaineer from the Franch Team reached Makaru at
an altitude of 7640 meters. Another French made it in 1980. In 1970,
a Jappanese Team of 2 persons sumounted the southeast peak at an
altitude of 8010 meters. In May, 1955, for the first time in human
history, a French Team of 9 persons including a man called J.Couzy
climbed over the saddle of the Northwest Ridge after following the
Bakang Glacier in Nepal and came to the summit along the northwest
slope in China.