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.
Dorje First recorded death on Everest. Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Tupac No, not the rapper. Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Norbu Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Pasang Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Pema Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Sange Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Temba Avalanche, 1922, from India.
Man Bahadur Pneumonia, 1924, from Nepal.
Lance-Naik Shamsherpun Brain hemmorrhage, 1924, from Nepal.
Andrew IrvineDied at 22 (1902-1924) - Body disappeared; never found. Cause of death unknown. 1924, age 22, from the United Kingdom.
George MalloryDied 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.
Maurice WilsonDied at 36 (1898-1934) - Body found 1935; cause of death possibly exhaustion, exposure or starvation. 1934, age 36, from the United Kingdom.
Wu Zhuong Yue Fell due to exhaustion, 1975, from China.
Mick Burke Disappeared, 1975, age 34, from the United Kingdom.
Terry Thompson Fell into a crevasse, 1976, from the United Kingdom.
Dawa Nuru Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from Nepal.
Shi Ming-ji Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from China.
Ang Phu Fall, 1979, from Nepal.
Ray GenetDied at 48 (1931-1979) - Exposure and exhaustion, 1979, age 48, from the United States.
Hannelore SchmatzDied 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 death, but those who tried to ...