Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest People
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Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest

In honor of all those who weren't able to make it to the summit, here's a list of people who died during their quest to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth and many mountain climbers have died attempting the climb; hoping to stand on top of the world. At 8,848m, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain of the world's fourteen 8,000m peaks and a killer for fatal mountain climbing attempts. Till now there have been 1,924 ascents of Mount Everest and around 179 mountaineers have died in these killer peaks. A blind man has stood on the summit; snowboarders have dared direct descents down her steepest slopes. With all these mountaineering adventures, surprisingly, the death toll of mountain climbers has decreased over the years.

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    Dorje First recorded death on Everest. Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Tupac No, not the rapper. Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Norbu Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Pasang Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Pema Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Sange Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Temba Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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    Man Bahadur Pneumonia, 1924, from Nepal.

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    Lance-Naik Shamsherpun Brain hemmorrhage, 1924, from Nepal.

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    Died at 22 (1902-1924) Body disappeared; never found. Cause of death unknown. 1924, age 22, from the United Kingdom.

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    Died at 38 (1886-1924) Disappeared; body found in 1999; evidence suggests Mallory died from being accidentally struck by his ice axe following a fall. 1924, age 37, from the United Kingdom.

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    Died at 36 (1898-1934) Body found 1935; cause of death possibly exhaustion, exposure or starvation. 1934, age 36, from the United Kingdom.

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    Dorje Mingma Falling ice, 1952, from Nepal.

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    Wang Ji Mountain sickness, 1960, from China.

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    Shao Shi-Ching Cause of death unknown, 1960, from China.

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    Nawang Tshering Cause of death unknown, 1962, from Nepal.

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    Jake Breitenbach Crushed under serac, 1963, age 27, from the United States. He was the first person from the US to die while trying to climb Mt. Everest.

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    Ma Gao-shu Fall, 1966, from China.

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    Phu Dorje Fell into a crevice, 1969, from Nepal.

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    Nima Dorje Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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    Kunga Norbu Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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    Mima Norbu Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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    Pasang Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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    Kami Tshering Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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    Kyak Tshering Avalanche, 1970, age 36, from Nepal.

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    Kiyoshi Narita Heart attack, 1970, from Japan.

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    Harsh Bahuguna Fell into a crevice during a blizzard, 1971, from India.

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    Tony Tighe age 88 Crushed under serac, 1972, from Australia

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    Jangbu Avalanche, 1973, from Nepal.

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    Gérard Devouassoux Avalanche, 1974, from France.

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    Pemba Dorje Avalanche, 1974, from France.

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    Lhakpa Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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    Nawang Lutuk Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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    Nima Wangchu Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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    Sanu Wongal Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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    Wu Zhuong Yue Fell due to exhaustion, 1975, from China.

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    Disappeared, 1975, age 34, from the United Kingdom.

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    Terry Thompson Fell into a crevasse, 1976, from the United Kingdom.

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    Dawa Nuru Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from Nepal.

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    Shi Ming-ji Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from China.

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    Ang Phu Fall, 1979, from Nepal.

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    Ray Genet Died at 48 (1931-1979) Exposure and exhaustion, 1979, age 48, from the United States.

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    Hannelore Schmatz Died at 39 (1940-1979) Exposure, exhaustion, 1979, age 39, from Germany. Her body remained on the trail for several years before being swept over the side of the Kangshung Face. Attempts were made to rescue her body after

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    Wang Hong-bao Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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    Lou Lan Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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    Nima Thaxi Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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    Akira Ube Avalanche, 1980, age 31, from Japan.

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    Nawang Kersang Fall, 1980, from Nepal.

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    Mario Piana Crushed under serac, 1980, from Italy.

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    Noboru Takenaka Fall, 1981, age 28, from Japan.

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