Mount Everest facts – Fascinating Facts about Mount Everest

Mount Everest Interesting Facts

There are two Everest base camps below the snow line.

1993 was the safest year on Mount Everest comparatively, where 129 people reached summit and eight died, a ratio of 16:1.

1996 was the deadliest year for Everest climbers, when 15 died.

The fastest descent was made in 11 minutes in 1988 by Jean Marc Boivan, a Frenchmen who paraglided down the Everest.

The first solo climb to Mount Everest was made by Reinhold Messner, an Italian climber in 1980.

The largest group to climb Mount Everest was a 410 member Chinese team in 1975.

The height of Mt Everest was first published in 1856, when it was known as peak XV.

The first flight over Mount Everest was made in April 1933, by Charles Douglas and David Fowler Maclnytre.

Most people die descending the mountain.