Everest World Records

In the early 1800s, when the British were colonizing the world and headed towards Nepal a number of obstacles arose and they were unable to conquer this country. They were already stationed at different parts of India settling, trying to plant a British flag on Indian land. During the same period, while they were on the expedition in the Himalayas, the greatest peak of the world was discovered and it stood high in Nepal. Since then many expeditions have been carried out to the great Mount Everest that is 8848 meters high above the sea level. Before the first successful expedition to the Everest, a number of expeditions were carried out by different nationalities. Those expeditions failed until the year 1953. On 29 May 1953, the New Zealander-Edmund Hillary and the Nepali-Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Everest for the first time.

There have been many expeditions to the top of the world since then. Records have been set and the climbers have been rewarded with recognitions and fame all over the world. Here is a list of the records made in the Everest.

The Firsts:


Record Name





First Climbers to have reached the summit

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

New Zealand and Nepal

May 29, 1953

First Climbers to have reached the summit

First Paraglider descent from Summit

Jean-Marc Boivin


September 26,1988

First Paraglider descent from Summit

First two people to marry on top of Mount Everest

Pem Dorjee and Moni Mulepati



First two people to marry on top of Mount Everest

Most number of times to reach the summit


Apa Sherpa


May 11, 2011

Most number of summits in consecutive years

10 (2002-2011)

Apa Sherpa


May 11, 2011

Fastest ascent from Everest Base Camp

8 hours 10 minutes

Pem Dorjee


May 21, 2004

Longest Stay on the summit

21 hours

Babu Chiri Sherpa


May 1999

Youngest person to climb Mount Everest

13  years 10 months 10 days

Jordan Romero

United States

May 22, 2010

Oldest Person to Climb Mount Everest

80 years 224 days

Yuichiro Miura


May 23, 2013

Youngest Woman to Climb Mount Everest

15 years old

Ming Kipa



May 24 2003

Number of ascents in one year







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