First to Conquer Mt. Everest

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Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest, the highest mountain above sea-level on Earth is located on the China-Nepal border in the Himalayan mountain range. It is named after Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India. It is known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal. The height of Mt. Everest was recently established to be 8,848.86 m (29,031 ft 8+1⁄2 in).

Feature Name Date
First personsEdmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepali-Indian)29 May 1953
First womanJunko Tabei (Japan)16 May 1975
First person to summit twiceNawang Gombu (India)1963 and 1965
First woman to summit twiceSantosh Yadav (India)1992 and 1993
Oldest personYuichiro Muira (80 years 224 days) (Japan)23 May 2013
Oldest womanTamae Watanbe (73 years 180 days) (Japan)19 May 2012
Youngest personJordan Romera (13 years 10 months 10 days) (USA)19 May 2012
Youngest femaleMalavath Purna (13 years 11 mths) (india)25 May 2014
First Indian womanBachendri Pal23 May 1984
First twinsTashi and Nungshi Malik19 May 2013
First Indian without oxygenPhu Dorjee09 May 1984
First female amputeeArunima Sinha21 May 2013
Most number of timesKami Rita Sherpa (26 times)
Pasang Dawa Sherpa (26 times)
Apa Sherpa (21 times)

Phurba Tashi Sherpa (21 times)
07 May 2021
14 May 2023
11 May 2011
24 May 2013
First blind personErik Weihenmayer25 May 2001

Test Yourself

1. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mt. Everest in the year
2. How many times has Kami Rita Sherpa conquered Mt. Everest?
3. The height of Mt. Everest above sea level is -
4. Nawang Gombu of India was the first to summit Mt. Everest twice
5. Who was the first Indian women to conquer Mt. Everest?
6. Junko Tabei, the first woman summitted Mt. Everest in the year -
7. The youngest person to summit Mt. Everest is
8. Which month is considered most suitable for summitting Mt. Everest?