Mount everest obituary claims 249 lives of mountaineers [updated]

First blind person to summit Mt. Everest

Born in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 23.1968 and blinded at age 13, Erik Weihenmeyer claims the record as the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest on May 25. 2001.  He was 32.
Born in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 23.1968 and blinded at age 13, Erik Weihenmeyer claims the record as the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest on May 25. 2001. He was 32.
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Two icons of Mt. Everest TENZING and HILLARY the first to climb Mt. Everest successfullyEdmund Hillary greets Tenzing Norgay circa 1971Everest base camp, 5200 meters. Most climbers choose this way to start ascent to the crown of Mt. EverestApa Sherpa summitted Mt. Everest 21 times.Eric Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest
Two icons of Mt. Everest TENZING and HILLARY the first to climb Mt. Everest successfully
Two icons of Mt. Everest TENZING and HILLARY the first to climb Mt. Everest successfully
Edmund Hillary greets Tenzing Norgay circa 1971
Edmund Hillary greets Tenzing Norgay circa 1971
Everest base camp, 5200 meters. Most climbers choose this way to start ascent to the crown of Mt. Everest
Everest base camp, 5200 meters. Most climbers choose this way to start ascent to the crown of Mt. Everest
Apa Sherpa summitted Mt. Everest 21 times.
Apa Sherpa summitted Mt. Everest 21 times.
Eric Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest
Eric Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest

Basic facts about Mt. Everest and its Summit Record Holders

FOR basic facts about the world's highest peak MT. EVEREST regarding its definition, location, Nepali name, Tebitan name, height, longitude, latitude and the local people living in its area, I refer you to: A Brief Fact Sheet About Mt. Everest.

For answers to the following queries, log on to SUMMIT RECORD HOLDERS

  • Who stayed the longest on top?
  • Who were the first climbers?
  • Who was the first Nepali woman to climb?
  • Who is considered to be one of the best climbers? How many times has he summited Mt. Everest?
  • Who were considered to have ascended Mt. Everest the fastest?
  • Who is recorded as the youngest mountaineer to have climbed Mt. Everest?
  • Who is the first woman climber?
  • Who were recorded as the first oldest persons to summit Mt. Everest?
  • Who is the oldest woman to climb?
  • What is the largest group to reach Mt. Everest summit?
  • Who was the first couple to marry on Mt. Everest summit?

Mt. Everest- the world's highest peak

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Basic facts about Mt. Everest and its Summit Record Holders

  • Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India who was the first to produce detailed maps of the Indian subcontintent including the Himalayas.
  • Annapurna is a more deadly mountain than Everest with a summit to death ratio of 2:1 death for every summit [109:55].

FOR basic facts about the world's highest peak MT. EVEREST regarding its definition, location, Nepali name, Tebitan name, height, longitude, latitude and the local people living in its area, I refer you to: A Brief Fact Sheet About Mt. Everest.

For answers to the following queries, log on to SUMMIT RECORD HOLDERS

  • Who stayed the longest on top?
  • Who were the first climbers?
  • Who was the first Nepali woman to climb?
  • Who is considered to be one of the best climbers? How many times has he summited Mt. Everest?
  • Who were considered to have ascended Mt. Everest the fastest?
  • Who is recorded as the youngest mountaineer to have climbed Mt. Everest?
  • Who is the first woman climber?
  • Who were recorded as the first oldest persons to summit Mt. Everest?
  • Who is the oldest woman to climb?
  • What is the largest group to reach Mt. Everest summit?
  • Who was the first couple to marry on Mt. Everest summit?







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REASONS Why People Want To Climb Mt. Everest

  1. Brunei team to play chess on Mt Everest: Brunei NEWS
  2. To prove that climbing Everest isn't only for the fittest; Erik Weihenmeyer, climbed Everest when he was already blind and Glasgow from Scotland wants to climb Everest on a Wheel Chair
  3. Passion and love magnetize people to Everest.
  4. People are challenged to surpass records that other persons have set.
  5. No other ground is higher than Everest so people feel that they should be there at least before they die.
  6. Having conquered other smaller mountains, you are ready for the challenge.
  7. Climbing Everest can be addictive.
  8. The true beauty of Mt. Everest can't be captured by mere photos and textual descriptions but by successfully climbing its peak yourself.
  9. People invest for achievement and personal satisfaction.
  10. Climbing Everest can be addictive.
  11. There are many who climb not once, but many times; each for pushing their physical limit and for joys that follows.
  12. Some climb to honor Sir Edmund.
  13. Film makers such as National Geographic climbs for research and films to share with the world.
  14. “Man wants to prove himself that he can do anything he sets himself to do. There is no logical reason for climbing Mount Everest. It only shows us that man is not satisfied with his existence which is the reason why he does everything humanly possible to set a reason for his existence.
  15. “People do things like climbing mountains, sky diving and surfing etc. for adventure and the thrill of it. Doing the biggest, fastest, highest of these all has achievement attached to it.

Comments and suggestions

"Because it is there- George Mallory, 1886-1924, answering to the question: "Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?"

  • These and other reasons attract climbers to join expedition to climb Mt. Everest. But are these rationale sound enough. The will may be too strong and unwavering, but how about the flesh? Can your health weather the wear and tear of the elements 8848 meters up there? Do you possess ample knowledge on how to combat altitude and other related sickness? Do you own enough gadgets and facilities to help you overcome storms and other atmospheric disturbances. If you’ve accounted for all of these mountaineering tips, then off you go. Congrats and ask for God’s help whatever your creed maybe.
  • However, if you’ve got doubts, better watch and monitor the intrepid and daring exploits of these able-bodied and tough mountaineers in the comfort of your home. Forget your dream. Instead, contribute something to the cause. There are small ways you can do.

Filipino Mt. Everest summiters


Tomas ‘Dale’ Abenojar, Mountain/Adventure Guide


Heracleo 'Leo' Oracion, Mountaineer


Pastor Emata, Mountainer


Romeo ' Romi' Garduce, Mountaineer, scuba dive master, TV host, IT professional


Noelle Wenceslao, 1st Filipina to climb the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest (2007)


Carina Dayondon, 2nd Pinay to reach Everest peak


Janet Belarmino, Ist Filipina Mt. Everest Summiter


Regidor 'Regie' Pablo, Thirty-six-year-old Regidor "Regie" M. Pablo, working with Globe Telecom for 14 years now, joins the list of Filipinos who have achieved the nearly impossible: On May 17, 9 a.m. Nepal time, Pablo became the seventh Filipino to reach the summit of Mount Everest, following the footsteps of Leo Oracion, Erwin "Pastor" Emata, Romeo Garduce, Noelle Wenceslao, Carina Dayondon and Janet Belarmino. His main objective is to save our mountains.

Please VOTE

Mountaineering as a sport is both wholesome and hazardous. Unfortunate climbers now numbered 249 and increasing yearly. Why do people still insist on climbing? Choose the answer you like best.

  • Mt. Everest possesses a powerful, demonic spell that hypnotizes people in accepting the climb challenge.
  • Desperate in life, people think of it as a unique burial ground.
  • If others can, why can't I? why can't we? Let's probe the kind of stuff we're made of strong, energetic, courageous and unyielding.
  • To be praised, to enjoy prestige, respect, to savor the inner feelings of pride and satiety, especially if the challenge is overcome.
  • So what if I die, if it's God's will, so be it.
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249 mountaineers have already sacrificed their lives and fortunes just to climb the world's highest peak, MT. EVEREST

There's no official chronicler of all expeditions in Nepal, but Himalayan Journalist Ms. Elizabeth Hawley's record is regarded by many to be more than 90% accurate.

  • Here's the Mt. Everest March 2013 Obituary record extracted from Outside Magazine.
  • A total of 6208 summits were made, meaning 3668 were made by different climbers and 2540 multiple summits made mostly by Sherpas. The Nepal or south side remains popular with 3877 summits. Tibet or the north route has 2331 summits.
  • Mt. Everest Obituary from 1924 to 2013 contains a death toll of 249 people overall, with 162 westerners and 87 Sherpas. 134 died using the Nepal route and 106 from Tibet.
  • To all of the successful climbers, our heartfelt congratulations. You are the cream of the crop. We salute you.
  • wisegeek has different figures. It says as of September 2011, 3,100 different climbers from twenty different countries had completed a total of over 5,100 climbs. By the end of 2012, over 220 people had died trying to reach the summit.
  • On the other hand, the ViewfinderPanorama.Org. as of December 28, 2009, listed 219 unfortunate souls who have perished in their failed attempt to conquer the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest.
  • The list ends with a youthful, inexperienced German living in Calgary, FRANK ZIEBARTH, just 29 years of age, who successfully made it to the top of the world, but perished on May 21, 2009 while going down the slopes.
  • NORBU, a guide from the Sherpa tribe is listed as the first casualty who died on June 7, 1922. In no less, we likewise sent our congratulations and condolences to these brave, daring, and intrepid souls who have died happy for a worthy cause.
  • So in answer to the question: "Why are so many people dying on Everest?", the SCIENCE DAILY of August 25, 2006 has this to say: "The main reasons for people dying while climbing Mount Everest are injuries and exhaustion. However, there is also a large proportion of climbers who die from altitude related illness, specifically from high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE). To overcome less deadly activity, it advised: "to have a better understanding of acclimatization, improved climbing equipment and established routes".

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