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A timeline of Mt. Qomolangma climbing feats
16:19, May 26, 2010  

In 1921, the first British mountaineering team reached 7,000 meters altitude on the mountain.

In 1922, the second British mountaineering team reached 8,320 meters altitude on the mountain.

In 1924, during the third British mountaineering team's climb, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine were lost. Mallory's body was found at 8,152 meters in 1999. However, his camera could not be found, so it's still not sure whether they were the first two people who had reached the top.

On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first team on record to reach the top of the mountain successfully.

In 1956, Abbott Eigler and his Swiss climbing team reached the summit for the second time in human history.

In 1960, at 04:20 on May 25, 1960, three Chinese mountaineers Wang Fuzhou, Qu Yinhua and Gangbung conquered the world's highest peak of Mt. Qomolangma from the northern slope for the first time.

In 1963, Norman Dyhrenfurth and his American expedition conquered the highest peak from the western slope for the first time.

In 1975, Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain-climber, became the first woman to reach the summit on May 16, 1975.

In 1978, Austrian climber Peter Beilharz and Italian climber Reinhold Messner became the first team that reached the top without and oxygen cylinder.

In 1980, Polish climber Krzysztof became the first man to climb the mountain successfully in winter.

In 1988, China, Japan and Nepal formed a united mountaineering team to climb from both the north and south slopes for the first time and succeeded.

In 1996, 15 mountaineers including the famous Scott Fisher lost their lives during their climb.

In 1998, an American Tom Whittaker became the first disabled man who conquered the world's highest peak.

In 2000, Nepali mountaineer Babu Chiri set the record for the fastest ascent.

In 2001, American Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind man to ascend.

In 2005, China's fourth comprehensive scientific expedition to climb Mt. Qomolangma climbers records measurements of Mt. Qomolangma height data。

In 2007, 19-year-old American girl Samantha Larson became the youngest foreign female to reach the highest peak successfully.

On May, 2008, The Beijing Olympic flame reached the top of Mt. Qomolangma at 9:18 a.m. Beijing time.

In 2009, Jiang Xiuzhen from Taiwan became the first female to reach the top from both the north and south slopes.

By People's Daily Online


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