International Mount Everest Day 2022
Every year on May 29 Everest day is celebrated. On May 29, 1953, Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest so every year this day is celebrated as international mount Everest day.
After the death of Edmund Hillary, the day was first observed in 2008 Nepal has started celebrating the same day (May 29) as the International Everest Day.
Everest Day is important from many points of view for Nepal, which has the highest mountain in the world. Not only is this an invaluable gift of nature, but its publicity will further enhance Nepal’s reputation in the international arena.
After Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set the record for the first successful ascent, many subsequent climbers set different records. On the occasion of International Everest Day, we have presented some of the different records set on Mount Everest:
1. Marriage on the summit of Mount Everest: Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Mulepati, (Nepal)
On May 30, 2005, Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Mulepati not only successfully climbed Mt. Everest but also got married at the Summit of Everest.
2. First ascent by a person with a disability: Tom Whittaker, (USA)
Tom Whittaker of the United States is the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest despite his disability. He has reached the summit of Mount Everest on one foot. Whittaker was involved in a major accident in 1979. That is why he had to amputate his right leg. He attempted to climb Mt. Everest in 1995. However, he did not succeed. On May 27, 1998, his efforts were successful. At the same time, he became the first person with a disability to scale Mount Everest.
3. The longest time spent at the summit: Babuchiri Sherpa (Nepal)
In 1999 Babuchiri Sherpa from Nepal spent 21 hours on the summit of Mount Everest without an oxygen supplement. By spending the longest time on the summit of Mt. Everest, he has set a different record.
4.Most ascent: Kamirita Sherpa, (Nepal)
An experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide Kami Rita Sherpa has scaled Mount Everest for the 26th time.