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  1. In 2011, two Nepali men climbed Mount Everest and then proceeded to paraglide off of the summit, landing 35 km away. They then hiked and kayaked to the Bay of Bengal, winning the pair National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.

  2. There is a scientific measurement for the 'risk of death' of any action: the micromort. If an activity is rated as one micromort, you would have a one in a million chance of dying while doing it. Running a marathon is ~7 micromorts, sky diving 10, and climbing Mount Everest 40,000!

  3. For the first time since 1974, nobody climbed to the top of Mount Everest last year.

  4. All new employees and recently-promoted executives at the Japanese company Dentsu have to climb Mount Fuji. This has happened every July since 1925.

  5. There is a section visible to those who climb Mount Everest titled "Rainbow Valley", so named for the many colorful parkas of other (dead) climbers that dot the landscape. [Note: graphic PICS may be]

  6. Wim Hof, who climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namibian Desert with no water and proven – under a laboratory setting – that he's able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.

  7. The famous ‘Hillary Step’, a challenging climb near the summit of Mount Everest, collapsed due to an earthquake, and is no longer a feature on the mountain.

  8. It costs between 35,000-80,000 US dollars to climb Mount Everest. The permit alone costs 11,000 dollars.

  9. There is an $11,000 royalty fee a climber must pay to the Nepal government to climb Mount Everest. They earn around $3.25 million every season.

  10. Maurice Wilson, who in 1934 died in an attempt to climb Mount Everest by flying halfway around the world, crash-landing on the mountain, and then walking to the summit despite having no experience in either mountaineering or aviation.

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3 Italians broke out of a WW2 British POW camp. With meagre rations and equipment they attempted to climb Mount Kenya. After 18 days, they broke back into the camp and were awarded 18 days solitary confinement (reduced to 7 by the commandant in honor of their 'sporting effort')

Pemba Dorje climbed Mount Everest in just 8 hours and 10 minutes. This is the fastest ascent from the south base camp. He did this after a losing a bitter dispute with Lakpa Gelu Sherpa who set the previous record.

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, once wore a rhino costume while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a charity to save endangered rhinos.

A 20-year old kid successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and snowboarded his way down to the base camp. He only had 4 years of snowboarding experience prior to the stunt.

The first expedition to successfully climb Mount Everest, attributed to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, comprised an additional 13 mountaineers, 1 journalist, 20 Sherpa guides and 362 local porters

Climbers burn an average of 10,000 calories per day when ascending Mount Everest. On the day of the summit climb they can burn up to 20,000

About Junko Tabei who was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and the first woman to ascend all the Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent.

An explorer named Dr. Frederick Cook claimed to have made the first successful climb in 1906 but was later proven to have been untrue.

Climbers leave behind 26,500 pounds (12,020.198kg) of poo on Mount Everest each climbing season.

The first woman to make it to the summit was Japanese woman, Junko Tabei, in May 16, 1975. She climbed the southern face of the mountain.

Temba Tsheri Sherpa aged 16 climbed the mountain in May 15, 2001.

Only 130 people are given permission to climb Mount Kinabalu in one day.

It takes an average of two months to climb Mount Everest

Christopher Lee, while spending some time on leave from the RAF during WWII, climbed Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy. It erupted three days later.

The first documented people to climb Mount Rainier were Hazard Stevens and P.B. Van Trump, who successfully completed the ascent in 1870.

Approximately 13,000 people attempt to climb Mount Rainier each year. It takes two to three days to climb to the summit.

About Wanda Rutkiewicz. a Polish national, who was the first woman to climb K2, the second highest peak in the world in 1986. She was also the first European woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

The summit was first climbed on the northern side by a Tibetan man, Nawang Gombu and Chinese mountaineers, Chu Yin-Hau and Wang Fu-zhou in May 25, 1960.

There are 18 different mountaineering trails up the mountain and as much as 33,000 feet of rope is used to help the mountaineers climb to the summit.

While over 4,000 people have attempted to climb Mt. Everest, only 660 people have been successful and 142 people have died trying and 120 are still buried on the mountain. The usual cause of death is being buried by an avalanche where millions of tons of snow fall down off the mountain slope.

Constantine Niarchos, billionaire and godson of former Greek King, died of a cocaine overdose just 17 days after climbing Mount Everest.

There is a $4000 deposit paid per climber on Mount Everest which is forfeited unless they leave the climb site with at least 18 pounds of garbage.

Mt. Everest is always covered in snow and ice. Many successful climbs to the summit happen in May. This is because the weather conditions are more favorable.

Cosmonaut Feodor Yurchikhin loved the view of Mount Elbrus from the ISS so much, he decided to climb it after returning to earth.

The air surrounding the top of the mountain is very thin. Human explorers, called mountaineers, must take their own air supply with them in Oxygen tanks so that they can continue to breathe properly as they climb up the steep slopes.