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In 1955, a detailed photogrammetric map (at a scale of 1:50,000) of the Khumbu region, including the south side of Mount Everest, was made by Erwin Schneider as part of the 1955 International Himalayan Expedition, which also attempted Lhotse. On 18 April 2014, in one of the worst disasters to ever hit the Everest climbing community up to that time, 16 Sherpas died in Nepal due to the avalanche that swept them off Mount Everest. In response to the tragedy, numerous Sherpa climbing guides walked off the job and most climbing companies pulled out in respect for the Sherpa people mourning the loss. [369] [370] Some still wanted to climb but there was too much controversy to continue that year. [369] One of the issues that triggered the work action by Sherpas was unreasonable client demands during climbs. [369] Extreme sports at Mount Everest Debilitating effects of the death zone are so great that it takes most climbers up to 12 hours to walk the distance of 1.72 kilometres (1.07mi) from South Col to the summit. [255] Achieving even this level of performance requires prolonged altitude acclimatisation, which takes 40–60 days for a typical expedition. A sea-level dweller exposed to the atmospheric conditions at the altitude above 8,500m (27,900ft) without acclimatisation would likely lose consciousness within 2 to 3 minutes. [256]

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The expedition little expected the fanfare that awaited them on their return to Britain. Both Hillary and Hunt were knighted in July (Hunt was later made a life peer), and Tenzing was awarded the George Medal. All members of the expedition were feted at parties and banquets for months, but the spotlight fell mostly on Hillary and Tenzing as the men responsible for one of the defining events of the 20th century. Everest- Lhotse, 1956The low oxygen can cause a mental fog-like impairment of cognitive abilities described as "delayed and lethargic thought process, clinically defined as bradypsychia" even after returning to lower altitudes. [277] In severe cases, climbers can experience hallucinations. Some studies have found that high-altitude climbers, including Everest climbers, experience altered brain structure. [277] The effects of high altitude on the brain, particularly if it can cause permanent brain damage, continue to be studied. [277] Autumn climbing Everest in September 2006 Main article: Timeline of climbing Mount Everest The Khumbu Icefall in 2005 The Western Cwm ("Coom"), with Everest on the left and Lhotse to the right Biswas, Soutik (20 October 2003). "The man who "discovered" Everest". BBC News . Retrieved 11 April 2008.

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Reinhold Messner was the first climber to break the bottled oxygen tradition and in 1978, with Peter Habeler, made the first successful climb without it. In 1980, Messner summited the mountain solo, without supplemental oxygen or any porters or climbing partners, on the more difficult northwest route. Once the climbing community was satisfied that the mountain could be climbed without supplemental oxygen, many purists then took the next logical step of insisting that is how it should be climbed. [24] :154 The Tibetan name for Everest is Qomolangma ( ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, lit."Holy Mother"). The name was first recorded with a Chinese transcription on the 1721 Kangxi Atlas during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of Qing China, and then appeared as Tchoumour Lancma on a 1733 map published in Paris by the French geographer D'Anville based on the former map. [8] The Tibetan name is also popularly romanised as Chomolungma and (in Wylie) as Jo-mo-glang-ma. [13]

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Some press reports suggested that the report of the summit landing was a misunderstanding of a South Col landing, but he had also landed on South Col two days earlier, [332] with this landing and the Everest records confirmed by the FAI. [331] Delsalle also rescued two Japanese climbers at 4,880m (16,000ft) while he was there. One climber noted that the new record meant a better chance of rescue. [330] 2011: Paraglide off summit Several members were bullied, gear was stolen, and threats were made against me and my climbing partner, Michael Kodas, making an already stressful situation even more dire", said one climber. [363] The team made a huge effort for the next 12 hours to try to get him down the mountain, but to no avail, as they were unsuccessful in getting him through the difficult sections. [266] Even for the able, the Everest North-East ridge is recognised as a challenge. It is hard to rescue someone who has become incapacitated and it can be beyond the ability of rescuers to save anyone in such a difficult spot. [266] One way around this situation was pioneered by two Nepali men in 2011, who had intended to paraglide off the summit. They had no choice and were forced to go through with their plan anyway, because they had run out of bottled oxygen and supplies. [267] They successfully launched off the summit and para-glided down to Namche Bazaar in just 42 minutes, without having to climb down the mountain. [267] Supplemental oxygen Climber at the summit wearing an oxygen mask Available oxygen at Everest

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Fastest to reach the summit via the northeast ridge, without supplemental oxygen, by Christian Stangl, in 16 hours, 42 minutes. [305] [306] Sherpas ferrying supplies across a log bridge over a crevasse in the western Cwm. The crampons on their boots make the procedure doubly hazardous. The expedition had only two aluminium ladders and a few tree trunks to bridge crevasses. Mount Everest has been host to other winter sports and adventuring besides mountaineering, including snowboarding, skiing, paragliding, and BASE jumping. Advance base, camp IV, at the foot of the Lhotse face at 6,500m. From here, loads had to be carried up the steep and hazardous face, and then across it to reach the windswept South Col of Everest. There is very little native flora or fauna on Everest. A type of moss grows at 6,480 metres (21,260ft) on Mount Everest and it may be the highest altitude plant species. [65] An alpine cushion plant called Arenaria is known to grow below 5,500 metres (18,000ft) in the region. [66] According to the study based on satellite data from 1993 to 2018, vegetation is expanding in the Everest region. Researchers have found plants in areas that were previously deemed bare. [67]

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Other variants include "Jomo Langma", "Chomo-lungma", "Djomo-lungma", "Jolmo Lungma", and "Chomolongma". [9] [10] [11] [12] First female ascent from the North Ridge, by Phanthog, deputy head of the second Chinese Everest expedition that sent nine climbers to the summit (27 May). [287] [288] [289] A 2008 study noted that the "death zone" is indeed where most Everest deaths occur, but also noted that most deaths occur during descent from the summit. [260] A 2014 article in The Atlantic about deaths on Everest noted that while falling is one of the greatest dangers the death zone presents for all 8000ers, avalanches are a more common cause of death at lower altitudes. [261] However, Everest climbing is more deadly than BASE jumping, although some have combined extreme sports and Everest, including a Russian who base-jumped off Everest in a wingsuit (though he did survive). [262] Now the British were determined to bring every possible advantage to their spring 1953 offensive—including hiring Tenzing, 38, as their lead Sherpa, or sirdar. Earlier British expeditions, though impressive in their accomplishments, were often charmingly informal in style. Hunt's intricately planned assault, on the other hand, was all business. "You get there fastest with the mostest," observes mountaineering pundit Ken Wilson. "You have a military leader who is totally in tune with that philosophy, and you don't dink around in an amateur sort of clubby way."

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In 1856, Andrew Waugh announced Everest (then known as Peak XV) as 8,840m (29,002ft) high, after several years of calculations based on observations made by the Great Trigonometrical Survey. [31] In February 2019, due to the mounting waste problem, China closed the base camp on its side of Everest to visitors without climbing permits. Tourists are allowed to go as far as the Rongbuk Monastery. [383] On 18 April 2014, an avalanche hit the area just below Base Camp 2 at around 01:00 UTC (06:30 local time) and at an elevation of about 5,900 metres (19,400ft). [165] Sixteen people were killed in the avalanche (all Nepali guides) and nine more were injured. [166] Both Nepal and China prohibited foreign climbing groups during the 2020 season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 was the third year in this decade after 2014 and 2015 which saw no summits from the Nepal (South) Side. [224]In May 2004, physicist Kent Moore and surgeon John L. Semple, both researchers from the University of Toronto, told New Scientist magazine that an analysis of weather conditions on 11 May suggested that weather caused oxygen levels to plunge about 14 per cent. [128] [129]

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