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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Dorje First recorded death on Everest. Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Tupac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Tupac No, not the rapper. Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Norbu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Norbu Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Pasang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Pasang Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Pema is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Pema Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Sange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Sange Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Temba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Temba Avalanche, 1922, from India.

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Man Bahadur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Man Bahadur Pneumonia, 1924, from Nepal.

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Lance-Naik Shamsherpun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Lance-Naik Shamsherpun Brain hemmorrhage, 1924, from Nepal.

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Andrew Irvine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Andrew Irvine Died at 22 (1902-1924) - Body disappeared; never found. Cause of death unknown. 1924, age 22, from the United Kingdom.

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George Mallory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
George Mallory 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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Maurice Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Maurice Wilson 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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Dorje Mingma Falling ice, 1952, from Nepal.

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Wang Ji is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Wang Ji Mountain sickness, 1960, from China.

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Shao Shi-Ching is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Shao Shi-Ching Cause of death unknown, 1960, from China.

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Nawang Tshering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nawang Tshering Cause of death unknown, 1962, from Nepal.

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Jake Breitenbach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Ma Gao-shu Fall, 1966, from China.

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Phu Dorje is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Phu Dorje Fell into a crevice, 1969, from Nepal.

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Nima Dorje is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nima Dorje Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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Kunga Norbu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Kunga Norbu Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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Mima Norbu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Mima Norbu Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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Pasang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Pasang Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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Kami Tshering is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Kami Tshering Avalanche, 1970, from Nepal.

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Kyak Tshering is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Kyak Tshering Avalanche, 1970, age 36, from Nepal.

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Kiyoshi Narita is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Kiyoshi Narita Heart attack, 1970, from Japan.

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Harsh Bahuguna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Harsh Bahuguna Fell into a crevice during a blizzard, 1971, from India.

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Tony Tighe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Tony Tighe age 90 - Crushed under serac, 1972, from Australia

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Jangbu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Jangbu Avalanche, 1973, from Nepal.

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Gérard Devouassoux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Gérard Devouassoux Avalanche, 1974, from France.

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Pemba Dorje is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Pemba Dorje Avalanche, 1974, from France.

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Lhakpa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Lhakpa Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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Nawang Lutuk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nawang Lutuk Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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Nima Wangchu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nima Wangchu Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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Sanu Wongal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Sanu Wongal Avalanche, 1974, from Nepal.

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Wu Zhuong Yue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Wu Zhuong Yue Fell due to exhaustion, 1975, from China.

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Mick Burke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Mick Burke Disappeared, 1975, age 34, from the United Kingdom.

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Terry Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Terry Thompson Fell into a crevasse, 1976, from the United Kingdom.

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Dawa Nuru is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Dawa Nuru Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from Nepal.

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Shi Ming-ji is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Shi Ming-ji Fell into a crevasse, 1978, from China.

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Ang Phu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Ang Phu Fall, 1979, from Nepal.

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Ray Genet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Ray Genet Died at 48 (1931-1979) - Exposure and exhaustion, 1979, age 48, from the United States.

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Hannelore Schmatz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
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 death, but those who tried to ...

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Wang Hong-bao is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Wang Hong-bao Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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Lou Lan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Lou Lan Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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Nima Thaxi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nima Thaxi Avalanche, 1979, from China.

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Akira Ube is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Akira Ube Avalanche, 1980, age 31, from Japan.

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Nawang Kersang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Nawang Kersang Fall, 1980, from Nepal.

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Mario Piana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Mario Piana Crushed under serac, 1980, from Italy.

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Noboru Takenaka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest
Noboru Takenaka Fall, 1981, age 28, from Japan.