On May 29, 1953 at 11: 30 am, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal became the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Since then, nearly 5,000 have made it to the summit of Mt Everest. Nepal celebrates Mt. Everest Day every year on 29th May to mark the anniversary of first ascent of Mt. Everest.
Today, May 29, 2018 marks the glory of 65 years at the top of the world. Since their first ascent of Mt. Everest, numerous expeditions have made their way up to Everest’s summit. Following we have listed the summit updates for 2018 and previous years Everest Expedition.
Everest Expedition 2018 Updates:
- Over 350 expedition members including at least 50 Nepali climbers on Mt Everest this season.
- May 13, Everest summit route opens from Nepal side, 8 Sherpas scale Mt Everest
- May 14, Double amputee Chinese stands atop Mt Everest, Nima Jangmu Sherpa becomes first Nepali woman to climb Everest, Lhotse this season
- May 14, Steve Plain, Australian climber scaled Mt Everest today completing all the highest peaks in seven continents in 117 days becoming the fastest climber to achieve the feat.
- May 14. Everest summit route opens from north side.
- May 16, Lhakpa Sherpa scales Everest nine times from north side breaking her own record.
- May 16, Kami Rita Sherpa scales Everest for record breaking 22 times.
- May 16, Kenton Cool scales Everest for 13th time breaking own british record.
- May 18, over 230 climbers scales Everest
- May 19, Ngima Nuru Sherpa becomes youngest climber to ascend Everest for 21 times.
- Everest 2018 ends with over 700 summits from both sides smashing the previous record set in 2013 of 667 from both sides by members and support climbers
Everest Expedition 2017 Updates:
- On May 11, a team of 9 Sherpa climbers open the route to the summit via North Ridge (Tibet Side)
- On May 13, From North Ridge, an Indian team of 6 climbers along with ten Sherpas stood on the summit of Mt. Everest and at the same day, Lhakpa Sherpa, 44 years old sets a female record for most summits on Everest with her 8th successful ascent.
- On May 15, Summit route opens from South ridge (Nepal side), 14 ascend Everest.
- The first serving Gurkha soldiers scales the world’s highest peak on May 15 & May 19
- 35 more climbers summit Mt. Everest on May 16
- Molly Hughes summits Everest from North Ridge on May 16 and becomes youngest Brit climber to scale both sides of Everest
- Lhotse records first successful ascent after three years
- Indian woman climber scripts history scaling Mt. Everest twice in 5 days
- Spanish climber Kilian Jornet scaled Everest from North side in a single attempt without the help of bottled oxygen or fixed ropes.
- Nepali women takes human trafficking message to Mt. Everest summit.
- Moe than 70 climbers stood on the summit of Mt. Everest on May 21
- Over 100 scales Mt. Everest on May 22 after they found a fair weather
- First Albanian Woman summits Mt. Everest on May 22
- Over 30 climbers scale the world’s highest peak on May 23
- Kami Rita Sherpa (47) scales Mt. Everest 21 times on May 27 being one of the three climbers to hold the record for most summits on Mt. Everest
- Over 30 climbers stood on top of Mt. Everest on May 27 from both sides.
For Spring 2017, 376 world climbers obtained climbing permit for Mt. Everest this year and similarly 100 permits were obtained for the Lhotse.
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