EverestNews.com is told
the Youth Everest Expedition
North Ridge 2006
Expedition Members plans to
attempt Everest this Spring. Expedition members Mr Khil Bahadur Thapa
Endra Bahadur Rai
15 different routes are
recognized as completed on Everest before 2004.
1.) May 29, 1953: First
Summit: Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (New Zealand) via the
South-East Ridge Route. (Western Cwm, Lhotse face to the South-East ridge.) A
picture of the route is here.
2.) May 25, 1960: Chinese
team makes first Summit of Everest via the North Ridge.
3.) May 22, 1963: The first
ascent of the Everest West Ridge, actually the West Ridge/North Face by Willi
Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein. Also the first
traverse as they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col.
4.) September 24, 1975:
Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Summit via the South west face.
5.) May 13, 1979: Andrej
Stremfelj and Jernej Zaplotnik reached the Summit via the true West ridge and
descend via the Hornbein Couloir.
6.) May 10, 1980: Tsuneoh
Shigehiro and Takashi Ozaki made the first full ascent of the North Face
(Japanese Couloir to the Hornbein Couloir) of Everest.
7.) May 19, 1980: Jerzy
Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok followed the South Pillar on on the right hand edge
of the Southwest Face.
8.) August 20, 1980: Solo:
Reinhold Messner (Italy) 8/20/80 via the North Col to the North Face and the
Great Couloir. He climbed for three days entirely alone from his base camp at
6500 meters without the use of artificial oxygen via the North Col/North Face
9.) May 4, 1982: 11 Russia
climbers reached the Summit via the South West Pillar left of the Great
Central Gully on the Southwest Face.
10.) October 8, 1983: Lou
Reichardt, Kim Momb, and Carlos Buhler reached the Summit via the East or
11.) October 3, 1984:
Australians Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer reached the Summit via the
North Couloir (North Face to Norton Couloir) without bottled oxygen.
12.) May 20, 1986: Canadian
Sharon Wood became the first North American woman to Summit Everest and
climbed the new route of the west Shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier and
continued on to the Summit via the Hornbein Couloir.
13.) May 12, 1988: British
Stephen Venables, climbed a line to the left of the 1983 Kangshung Face
route. Actually the East Face-South Col-SE Ridge. Venables was the only member
of the expedition to reach the Summit.
14.) May 11th, 1995: The
first ascent of the Northeast Ridge on May 11th, completed by Kiyoshi Furuno
(Japan), Shigeki Imoto (Japan), Dawa Tshering Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, and Nima
15.) May 20, 1996: The first
ascent of the North-Northeast couloir by Peter Kuznetzov, Valeri Kohanov and
variations have also been completed
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