History Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On Mount Everest  

Notable Famous Deaths
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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.

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.

Babu Chiri Sherpa Died at 36 (1965-2001) - Fall, 2001, age 35, from Napal.

David Sharp Died at 34 (1972-2006) - Exposure and exhaustion, 2006, age 34, from the United Kingdom. His death caused a controversy, because many climbers saw that he was dying and refused to help him, because they were in such a hurry to get to the summit.

Peter Boardman Died at 32 (1950-1982) - Cause of death unknown, 1982, age 31, from the United Kingdom.

Scott Fischer Died at 41 (1955-1996) - High Altitude Cerebral Odema, exhaustion, frostbite, and exposure, 1996, age 40, from the United States.

Rob Hall Died at 35 (1961-1996) - Exposure, 1996, age 35, from New Zealand.

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

Francys Arsentiev Died at 40 (1958-1998) - Exposure and cerebral oedema, 1998, age 40, from the United States. Got separated fromher husband, Sergei, and went looking for him. They both died.

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.

Joe Tasker Died at 34 (1948-1982) - Disappearance, 1982, age 33, from the United Kingdom.

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Died at 22 (1961-1983) - Disappeared, 1993, from Nepal.

Hristo Prodanov Died at 41 (1943-1984) - Disappeared on the way down the mountain, 1984, age 40, from Bulgaria.

Yasuko Namba Died at 47 (1949-1996) - Exposure, 1996, age 47, from Japan.

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

Vitor Negrete Died at 39 (1967-2006) - Exposure and exhaustion, 2006, age 38, from Brazil.

Andy Harris age 47 - 1011 May 1996

Mark Jennings Exhaustion, 1998, from the United Kingdom.

Lobsang Tshering Bhutia Fall, 1993, age 43, from Nepal. Bhutia was participating in the 40th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay's climb.

Jozef Psotka Died at 50 (1934-1984) - Fall, 1984, age 50, from Czechoslovakia.

Tony Tighe age 91 - Crushed under serac, 1972, from Australia

Marko Lihteneker Died at 46 (1959-2005) - Cause of death unknown, 2005, age 45, from Slovenia.

Dimitar Ilievski - Murato Died at 36 (1953-1989) - Fall, 1989, Yugoslavia.

Andrzej Heinrich Died at 52 (1937-1989) - Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich was a famous Polish mountaineer. He died in an avalanche on the NW slopes of Mount Everest in 1989.

Marty Hoey Died at 31 (1951-1982) - Fall, 1982, age 30, from the United States.

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 ...

Thomas Weber age 68 - Altitude sickness, 2006, from Germany.

Dorje Morup Died at 48 (1948-1996) - Exposure, 1996, age 47, from India.

Tomas Olsson Died at 30 (1976-2006) - Fall, 2006, age 30, from Sweden.

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

Wang Ji Mountain sickness, 1960, from China.

Shinichi Ishii Avalanche, 1985, from Japan.

Dieter Kramer Exposure, 2005, from India.

Lee Hyun-jo Cause of death unknown, 2007, age 34, from South Korea.

Uwe Gianni Goltz Exhaustion, 2008, age 44, from Switzerland.

John Delaney Died at 42 (1969-2011) - Altitude sickness, 2011, age 42, from Ireland.

Peter Kinloch Died at 29 (1981-2010) - Exhaustion, 2010, age 28, from the United Kingdom.

Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya Died at 82 (1929-2011) - Altitude sickness, 2011, age 82, from Nepal. Upadhyaya was attempting to become the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest before his untimely death.

Tsewang Paljor Exposure, 1996, age 28, from India.

Zoran Miletic Cause of death unknown, 2002, from Yugoslavia.

Tuk Bahadur Thapa Magar Sherpa Altitude, 2006, from Nepal.

Ang Phinjo Sherpa Avalanche, 2006, age 50, from Nepal.

Pascal Debrouwer Exposure, 1999, from Belgium.

Lhakpa Tseri Avalanche, 2006, from Nepal.

Dawa Temba Avalanche, 2006, from Nepal.

Nikolai Shevtchenko Disappeared, 1997, from Russia.

Jacques-Hugues Letrange Exhaustion, 2006, from France.

Tadeusz Kudelski Fall, 1999, age 44, from Poland.

Srikrishna Fall, 2006, from India.

Michael Matthews Unknown cause of death, 1999, age 23, from the United Kingdom.

Jeppe Stoltz Fall, 2000, from Denmark.