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List of people who died climbing Mount Everest

A color photo of a mountain covered in snow
North face of Mount Everest

Mount Everest, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers. More than 298 people have died trying to climb it. The last year without known deaths on the mountain was 1977, a year in which only two people reached the summit.[1]

Most deaths have been attributed to avalanches, injury from fall, serac collapse, exposure, frostbite, or health problems related to conditions on the mountain. Not all bodies have been located, so details on those deaths are not available.

The upper reaches of the mountain are in the death zone. The "death zone" is a mountaineering term for altitudes above a certain point – around 8,000 m (26,000 ft), or less than 356 millibars (5.16 psi) of atmospheric pressure – where the oxygen level is not sufficient to sustain human life.[2] Many deaths in high-altitude mountaineering have been caused by the effects of the death zone, either directly (loss of vital functions) or indirectly (unwise decisions made under stress or physical weakening leading to accidents). In the death zone, the human body cannot acclimatize, as it uses oxygen faster than it can be replenished. An extended stay in the zone without supplementary oxygen will result in deterioration of bodily functions, loss of consciousness and, ultimately, death.[3][4][5]

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Routes to Mount Everest's summit from the north (yellow) and south (orange).

The most popular routes are the South Col route from the Nepalese side and the North Col route from the Tibetan side.[citation needed]

The first recorded deaths on the mountain were the seven porters who perished in an avalanche in the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition. George Mallory, who was present, blamed himself for the deaths.[6] During the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition there were two deaths en route to the mountain – an unidentified porter as well as heart attack victim Dr. A. M. Kellas.[6][7]

While dangerous for the novice climber, the mountain has also claimed the lives of some of the most experienced climbers. Babu Chiri Sherpa had climbed the mountain ten times, and in 1999 spent 20 hours on the summit of Everest, then a new record.[8] He also climbed to the summit twice in two weeks and held the record climbing time from Base Camp to summit of 16 hours and 56 minutes.[8] He died in 2001 from a fall near Camp II. Experienced guide Rob Hall died on Everest shortly after becoming the first non-Sherpa to have summitted five times (1996).

 
Photo of Green Boots, body of Tsewang Paljor [9] that became a landmark on the main Northeast ridge route of Mount Everest

One of the most infamous tragedies on the mountain was the 1996 Mount Everest disaster on May 11, 1996, during which eight people died while making summit attempts. In that entire season, 15 people died trying to reach the summit, making it the deadliest single year in the mountain's history to that point. The disaster gained wide publicity and has been written about many times; both Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev were written by mountaineers who were on Mount Everest at the time, and they give conflicting accounts of the events. Curiously, 1996 was statistically a safe year for Everest climbers. Before 1996, one in four climbers had died making the ascent; 1996 saw huge numbers of people attempting the climb and the statistics for 1996 reveal that only one in seven died.[10]

In the consecutive 2014 and 2015 seasons, tragedies each killed more than a dozen people. As a result, there were few summits from the South in 2014, and no summits at all in 2015. On April 18, 2014, 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche that struck Base Camp.[11][12][13] Just over a year later, on April 25, 2015, 19 people were killed in an avalanche at Base Camp following a powerful 7.8 earthquake, which killed at least 9,000 people and injured at least 23,000 in Nepal.[14][15][16] This is the worst single-day death toll ever in the history of Mount Everest, in modern incidents with accurate counts.

Due to the difficulties and dangers in bringing bodies down, most of those who die on the mountain remain where they fall, although some are moved by winds and ice. Two Nepalese climbers died on October 24, 1984, while trying to recover the body of Hannelore Schmatz.[17] While searching for George Mallory's body in a "catchment basin" near the peak in 1999, searchers came across multiple bodies in the snow, including Mallory's.[18][note 1]

FatalitiesEdit

Name Date Age Expedition Nationality Cause of death Location Refs
1 Dorje June 7, 1922 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
2 Lhakpa June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
3 Norbu June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
4 Pasang June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
5 Pema June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
6 Sange June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
7 Temba June 7, 1922     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [6]
8 Man Bahadur May 13, 1924 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition     Nepal Pneumonia Above Rongbuk B.C. [6][20]
9 Lance-Naik Shamsherpun May 17, 1924     Nepal Brain hemorrhage Above Rongbuk B.C. [6][20]
10 Andrew Irvine June 9, 1924 22   United Kingdom Disappeared; body never found; cause of death unknown N.E. Ridge [6]
11 George Mallory June 9, 1924 37   United Kingdom Disappeared; body found in 1999; evidence suggests Mallory died from being accidentally struck by his ice axe following a fall. N.E. Ridge [6]
12 Maurice Wilson May 31, 1934 [note 2] 36 Solo Expedition   United Kingdom Body found 1935; cause of death possibly exhaustion, exposure or starvation. East Rongbuk Glacier [21]
13 Dorje Mingma October 31, 1952 Swiss Expedition     Nepal Falling ice Lhotse Face [22]
14 Wang Ji April 11, 1960 Chinese Expedition Northern Slope   China Mountain sickness [23][24]
15 Shao Shi-Ching [note 3] April 29, 1960   China N.E. Ridge [23][24]
16 Nawang Tshering April 28, 1962     Nepal Lhotse face [25]
17 Jake Breitenbach March 23, 1963 27 Norman Dyhrenfurth's American Mount Everest Expedition   United States Crushed under serac Icefall [26][27][28]
18 Ma Gao-shu May 1, 1966 Chinese Everest Expedition   China Fall Icefall [24][29]
19 Phu Dorje October 18, 1969 Japanese Everest Expedition     Nepal Fall into a crevasse Icefall [30]
20 Nima Dorje April 5, 1970 Japanese Skiing Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [31]
21 Kunga Norbu April 5, 1970     Nepal Avalanche [31]
22 Mima Norbu April 5, 1970     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [31]
23 Pasang April 5, 1970     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [31]
24 Kami Tshering April 5, 1970     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [31]
25 Kyak Tsering April 9, 1970 36     Nepal "by fall of seracs" 5525 m [32]
26 Kiyoshi Narita April 21, 1970   Japan Heart attack 6150m [33]
27 Harsh Vardhan April 18, 1971 International Expedition of 1971   India Succumbed after falling and being suspended above a crevasse during a blizzard 6900m [29]
28 Tony Tighe November 16, 1972 Mt. Qomolangma expedition   Australia Crushed under serac Icefall [34][35]
29 Jangbu October 12, 1973     Nepal Avalanche S.W. Face [36]
30 Gérard Devouassoux September 9, 1974 French West Ridge Direct expedition   France Avalanche 6400m [37]
31 Pemba Dorje September 9, 1974     Nepal Avalanche 6400m [37]
32 Lhakpa September 9, 1974     Nepal Avalanche 6400m [37]
33 Nawang Lutuk September 9, 1974     Nepal Avalanche 6400m [37]
34 Nima Wangchu September 9, 1974     Nepal Avalanche 6400m [37]
35 Sanu Wongal September 9, 1974     Nepal Avalanche 6400m [37]
36 Wu Zhuong Yue [note 4] May 4, 1975   China Exhaustion, fall 8500m [38]
37 Mick Burke September 26, 1975 34 Bonington's 1975 Everest expedition   United Kingdom Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) Near Summit [39][40]
38 Terry Thompson April 10, 1976 British-Nepal Army Everest Expedition   United Kingdom Fall into a crevasse Camp II [29]
39 Dawa Nuru April 18, 1978     Nepal Fall into a crevasse Icefall [29]
40 Shi Ming-ji April 18, 1978 Chinese Iranian Expedition   China Fall into a crevasse Icefall [29]
41 Ang Phu May 16, 1979 Yugoslavian Expedition     Nepal Fall Icefall [29]
42 Ray Genet October 2, 1979 48 Gerhard Schmatz German Expedition   United States Exposure, exhaustion 8400m S.E. Ridge [41]
43 Hannelore Schmatz October 2, 1979 39   West Germany Exposure, exhaustion 8400m S.E. Ridge [41]
44 Wang Hong-bao October 12, 1979 Japanese Alpine Club reconnaissance expedition   China Avalanche Below North Col [42]
45 Lou Lan [note 5] October 12, 1979   China Avalanche Below North Col [42]
46 Nima Thaxi [note 6] October 12, 1979   China Avalanche Below North Col [42]
47 Akira Ube May 2, 1980 31 Japanese Alpine Society Expedition   Japan Avalanche 7900m North Face (Hornbein Couloir) [43]
48 Nawang Kersang September 6, 1980 Italian Expedition     Nepal Fall Icefall [44]
49 Mario Piana September 22, 1980   Italy Crushed under serac Lhotse Face [45]
50 Noboru Takenaka January 12, 1981 28 Japanese Winter Expedition   Japan Fall 6900m W. Cwm [46]
51 Marty Hoey May 15, 1982 30 Whittaker American Expedition   United States Fall 8000m [47]
52 Peter Boardman May 17, 1982 31 British Mount Everest Expedition   United Kingdom Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) North-East Ridge (approx. 8200m) [30][48]
53 Joe Tasker May 17, 1982 33   United Kingdom Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) North-East Ridge (approx. 8200m) [48][49]
54 Ang Chuldim August 31, 1982 20 Bill March Canadian Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [50]
55 Dawa Dorje August 31, 1982 42     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [50]
56 Pasang Sona August 31, 1982 38     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [50]
57 Blair Griffiths September 2, 1982 33   Canada Crushed under serac Icefall [51]
58 Lhakpa Tshering September 27, 1982 Spanish Expedition     Nepal Internal hemorrhage 6770m [38]
59 Nima Dorje October 14, 1982     Nepal Fall 8300m W ridge [52]
60 Yasuo Kato December 28, 1982 33 Japanese Expedition   Japan Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) Near Summit [30][49]
61 Toshiaki Kobayashi December 28, 1982   Japan Near Summit [49]
62 Hironobu Kamuro October 8, 1983 Japanese Expedition   Japan Fall Near Summit [30]
63 Pasang Temba October 8, 1983     Nepal Fall 8600m SE Ridge [30][38]
64 Hiroshi Yoshino October 9, 1983   Japan Fall Near Summit [30]
65 Ang Rinji March 26, 1984 Indian Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [38]
66 Tony Swierzy April 3, 1984 27 Micheal Lane British North Face Expedition   United Kingdom Avalanche 6238m [53]
67 Hristo Ivanov Prodanov April 21, 1984 40 Bulgarian West Face Expedition   Bulgaria Disappearance (likely accidental death during descent) 8500m West Ridge [30]
68 Fred From October 9, 1984 28 Australian-New Zealand Expedition   Australia Fall 8000m [54][55]
69 Craig Nottle October 9, 1984 23   Australia Fall 8000m [54][55]
70 Jozef Psotka October 16, 1984 50   Czechoslovakia Fall Near Summit [30]
71 Ang Dorje October 24, 1984 35 Mission to recover body of Hannelore Schmatz     Nepal Fall 8400m S.E. Ridge [17]
72 Yogendra Bahadur Thapa October 24, 1984 36     Nepal Fall 8400m S.E. Ridge [17]
73 Juanjo Navarro May 12, 1985 Basque Expedition   Spain Fall 7300m [56]
74 Shinichi Ishii September 19, 1985 Japanese Expedition   Japan Avalanche Below North Col [56]
75 Kiran Inder Kumar October 7, 1985 40 Indian Expedition   India Fall 7986m [57]
76 Jai Bahugana October 11, 1985   India Exposure South Col [58]
77 Ranjeet Singh Bakshi October 11, 1985   India Exposure South Col [58]
78 Vijay Pal Singh Negi October 11, 1985 28   India Exposure South Col [57][58]
79 M.U. Bhaskar Rao October 11, 1985   India Exposure South Col [58]
80 Víctor Hugo Trujillo August 16, 1986 22   Chile Avalanche Below North Col [59]
81 Simon Burkhardt September 28, 1986 52 Eiselin Sports Expedition    Switzerland Avalanche 7315m [60]
82 Gyalu October 4, 1986     Nepal Crushed under serac Icefall [60]
83 Dawa Norbu October 17, 1986     Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [30]
84 Tsuttin Dorje January 30, 1987     Nepal Fall 7700m [61]
85 Roger Marshall May 21, 1987 45   Canada Disappearance (likely accidental death during descent) Hornbein Couloir, Near Summit [62]
86 Masao Yokoyama September 2, 1987 44 Japanese Expedition   Japan Drowned East Rongbuk Glacier [63][64][65]
87 Mangal Singh October 20, 1987 British Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Base camp [38]
88 Hidetaka Mizukoshi April 21, 1988 35th Anniversary climb with Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese nationals   Japan Heart attack (at Base camp) Base camp [66]
89 Michel Parmentier September 20, 1988 International   France Exposure 7700m [56]
90 Narayan Shrestha September 21, 1988     Nepal Avalanche 7200m [67]
91 Lhakpa Sonam October 13, 1988     Nepal Fall 8200m [30]
92 Pasang Temba October 13, 1988     Nepal Fall 8200m [30]
93 Dušan Becík October 17, 1988 34 IAMES Bratislava Expedition   Czechoslovakia Disappearance (likely accidental death during descent after reaching South Summit with Jozef Just rejoining group after he summited Everest solo)[68][69] 8000m S.W. Ridge [70]
94 Peter Božík October 17, 1988 34   Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [70]
95 Jaroslav Jaško October 17, 1988 26   Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [70]
96 Jozef Just October 17, 1988 33   Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [30]
97 Ang Lhakpa December 23, 1988     Nepal Cerebral thrombosis South Col [30]
98 Dimitar Ilievski-Murato May 10, 1989 35   Yugoslavia Fall Descending South Col Route [30]
99 Phu Dorje May 16, 1989     Nepal Fall Descending South Col Route [30]
100 Mirosław Dąsal May 27, 1989 37 Polish-led expedition that included four U.S. mountaineers   Poland Avalanche 7200m W ridge [71]
101 Mirosław Gardzielewski May 27, 1989 35   Poland Avalanche 7200m W ridge [71]
102 Andrzej Heinrich May 27, 1989 51   Poland Avalanche 7200m W ridge [71]
103 Wacław Otręba May 27, 1989 50   Poland Avalanche 7200m W ridge [71]
104 Eugeniusz Chrobak May 28, 1989 30   Poland Avalanche injuries Lhola camp [30][71]
105 Ang Pinjo December 12, 1989 South Korean expedition     Nepal Altitude sickness, heart attack [29]
106 Rafael Gómez-Menor September 14, 1990   Spain Avalanche [72]
107 Ang Sona September 14, 1990     Nepal Avalanche [72]
108 Badri Nath September 14, 1990     Nepal Avalanche [72]
109 Ham Sang-hun October 7, 1990 Japanese Korean expedition   South Korea Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) [73]
110 Rüdiger Lang May 3, 1991 Austrian solo expedition   Germany Exposure 7850m N.E. Ridge [38][74]
111 Junichi Futagami May 27, 1991 Japanese solo expedition   Japan Fall 8700m NE [29]
112 Deepak Kulkarni May 2, 1992 Indian expedition   India Exposure [29]
113 Raymond Jacob May 2, 1992   India Exposure [29]
114 Subba Singh May 11, 1992 43     Nepal Heart attack [75]
115 Sher Singh May 23, 1992 Indian Expedition   India Fall Icefall [29]
116 Manabu Hoshi May 23, 1992 Japanese Expedition   Japan Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) 8350m NE [76]
117 Ang Tshering January 15, 1993 Spanish Expedition     Nepal Fall [29]
118 Pasang Lhamu Sherpa April 23, 1993 32 Nepalese Expedition     Nepal Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) 8750m S.E. Ridge [77]
119 Sonam Tshering April 23, 1993     Nepal 8750m S.E. Ridge [77]
120 Lobsang Tshering Bhutia May 10, 1993 41 40th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay's climb     Nepal Fall 8750m S.E. Ridge [78]
121 Nam Won-woo May 16, 1993 South Korean expedition   South Korea Fall 8450m S.E. Ridge [29][79]
122 A Jin-seob May 17, 1993   South Korea Fall 8450m S.E. Ridge [29][79]
123 Karl Henize October 5, 1993 66 American expedition   United States HAPE 6400m [80]
124 Antonio Miranda October 7, 1993   Spain Fall [81]
125 Prem Thapa April 6, 1994 German Expedition     Nepal Cerebral oedema [29]
126 Shih Fang-Fang 'Norman' May 9, 1994 27 Taiwanese   Taiwan Exhaustion and/or exposure [29]
127 Giuseppe Vigani May 18, 1994 43 Italian Expedition   Italy Fall North Face [29]
128 Mike Rheinberger May 27, 1994 53 Australian Expedition   Australia 150m fall. He showed signs of exhaustion, dehydration, cerebral oedema, retinal hemorrhages and possible blood clots in his upper legs. 8500m NE [29]
129 Mingma Norbu September 12, 1994 Norwegian Expedition     Nepal Avalanche [29]
130 Kami Rita May 6, 1995 American Expedition     Nepal Fall [29]
131 Lhakpa Nuru September 10, 1995 South Korean Expedition     Nepal 6900m [29]
132 Zangbu October 14, 1995 South Korean Expedition     Nepal Fall Near Summit [29]
133 Chen Yu-Nan May 9, 1996 36 "Makalu" Gau Ming-Ho Taiwanese expedition   Taiwan Injuries from a fall [82]
135 Scott Fischer May 11, 1996 40 Mountain Madness   United States Suspected HACE (high-altitude cerebral oddema), exhaustion, frostbite and exposure. 8300m S.E. Ridge [56][83]
136 Rob Hall May 11, 1996 35 Adventure Consultants   New Zealand Exposure South Summit [56][83]
137 Doug Hansen May 11, 1996 46   United States Exposure South Summit [56][83]
138 Andrew Harris May 11, 1996 31   New Zealand Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) 8700m S.E. Ridge [56][83]
139 Yasuko Namba May 11, 1996 47   Japan Exposure South Col [56][83]
140 Dorje Morup May 11, 1996 47 Indo-Tibetan Border Police   India Exposure 8600m N.E. Ridge [56][83]
141 Tsewang Paljor May 11, 1996 28 Indo-Tibetan Border Police   India Exposure 8600m N.E. Ridge [56][83]
142 Tsewang Samanla May 11, 1996 38 Indo-Tibetan Border Police   India Exposure 8600m N.E. Ridge [56][83]
143 Reinhard Wlasich May 19, 1996 Austrian   Austria Altitude sickness 8300m North Face, Great Couloir [84]
144 Bruce Herrod May 25, 1996 37 South African/British   United Kingdom Rope accident S.E. Ridge, Hillary Step [85]
145 Ngawang Topche June 6, 1996 American     Nepal Lapsed into coma on 23 Apr 1996; later died in hospital Camp II [86]
146 Yves Bouchon September 25, 1996 French/Belgian/Swiss   France Avalanche 7400m Lhotse Face [56][87]
147 Lopsang Jangbu September 25, 1996 23–25 Japanese     Nepal Avalanche 7400m Lhotse Face [56][87]
148 Dawa September 25, 1996 South Korea     Nepal Avalanche 7400m Lhotse Face [56][87]
149 Malcolm Duff April 23, 1997 British   United Kingdom Heart attack (at Base camp) Base Camp [29]
150 Nima Rinzi May 6, 1997 Malaysian   United Kingdom Fall Lhotse Face [29]
151 Aleksandr Torochin May 7, 1997 Russian   Russia Fall 8400m N.E. Ridge [29][88][89][90][91]
152 Ivan Plotnikov May 7, 1997   Russia Exhaustion and/or exposure 8700m N.E. Ridge [29][88][89][90][91]
153 Nikolai Shevtchenko May 7, 1997   Russia Exhaustion and/or exposure 8700m N.E. Ridge [29][88][89][90][91]
154 Mingma May 7, 1997     Nepal Fall N.E. Ridge [88]
155 Peter Kowalzik May 8, 1997 Polish   Germany Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) N.E. Ridge [92]
156 Tenzing Nuru September 8, 1997 American     Nepal Disappearance (likely accidental death during climb) S.E. Ridge [93]
157 Choi Byong-soo September 8, 1997 South Korean   South Korea Avalanche North Col Flank [29]
158 Sergei Arsentiev May 24, 1998 Russian/French   United States 100m fall N.E. Ridge [94][89]
159 Francys Arsentiev May 24, 1998 40   United States Exposure and/or cerebral oedema N.E. Ridge [94][95][89]
160 Mark Jennings May 25, 1998 British   United Kingdom Exhaustion N.E. Ridge [29]
161 Roger Buick May 26, 1998 New Zealand   New Zealand Exhaustion N.E. Ridge [29]
162 Vasyl Kopytko May 8, 1999 Ukrainian   Ukraine Unknown cause N.E. Ridge [29][96]
163 Michael Matthews May 13, 1999 23 International   United Kingdom S.E. Ridge [97]
164 Tadeusz Kudelski May 18, 1999 44 Polish International   Poland Fall N.E. Ridge [98]
165 Pascal Debrouwer May 18, 1999 29 Belgian International   Belgium Fall N.E. Ridge [99][100]
166 Jeppe Stoltz May 20, 2000 27   Denmark Fall N.E. Ridge [29]
167 Yan Genghua May 21, 2000 Chinese   China Disappeared after reaching the north summit; body found on May 27, 2000; likely accidental death during descent N.E. Ridge [29]
168 Babu Chiri Sherpa April 29, 2001 35 Nepalese     Nepal Fall N.E. Ridge [8]
169 Peter Ganner May 23, 2001 Austrian   Austria Fall 8500m S.E. Ridge [101]
170 Mark Auricht May 24, 2001 Australian   Australia Cerebral oedema N.E. Ridge [102]
171 Aleksei Nikiforov May 24, 2001 Russian   Russia Pre-existing illness exacerbated by freezing conditions, altitude 8500m N.E. Ridge [91][103]
172 Sándor Gárdos October 17, 2001 Hungarian   Hungary Fall 7800m N.E. Ridge [102]
173 Peter Legate April 30, 2002 38 British International   United Kingdom Fall into a crevasse Below Camp III [104]
174 Zoran Miletić May 19, 2002 Russian International   Yugoslavia Exact cause and date of death unknown 7800m N.E. Ridge [29]
175 Marco Siffredi September 8, 2002 23 International   France Snowboarding accident Hornbein Couloir [105]
176 Bhim Bahadur Gurung May 27, 2003 Indo-Nepal     Nepal Fall into a crevasse 5900m Icefall [29]
177 Jan Krzysztof Liszewski May 25, 2003 55 Independent   Poland Fall 7900m N.E. Ridge [29]
178 Arnaud Saulnier May 8, 2003 French   France Sickness in tent 5500m S.E. Ridge [29]
179 Karma Gyalzen Sherpa May 24, 2003 International     Nepal Altitude sickness 6000m S.E. Ridge [29]
180 Joon-ho Baek May 18, 2004 38 South Korean   South Korea Exposure 8500m N.E. Ridge [29][106][107]
181 Min Jang May 18, 2004 28 South Korean   South Korea Exposure 8500m N.E. Ridge [29][106][107]
182 Mu-taek Park May 18, 2004 36 South Korean   South Korea Exposure 8500m N.E. Ridge [29][106][107]
183 Nils Antezana May 18, 2004 69 International   United States Exposure 8600m S.E. Ridge [108]
184 Hristo Ganchev Hristov May 20, 2004 27 Bulgarian   Bulgaria Exposure 8600m N.E. Ridge [29]
185 Shoko Ota May 20, 2004 63 Japanese   Japan Exposure 8600m N.E. Ridge [109]
186 Mariana Prodanova Maslarova May 23, 2004 43 Bulgarian   Bulgaria Exposure 8700m N.E. Ridge [29]
187 Sean Egan April 28, 2005 63 Tim Redpath Expedition   Canada Heart attack 4600m S.E. Ridge [110]
188 Michael Corey O'Brien[111] May 2, 2005 39 Charity run with brother   United States Fall into a crevasse 5800m Icefall South [112]
189 Marko Lihteneker May 21, 2005 45   Slovenia Oxygen problems 8600m N.E. Ridge [29]
190 Sirigereshiva Shankarappa Chaitanya May 30, 2005 India   India Exposure 8700m N.E. Ridge [29]
191 Dieter Kramer June 4, 2005 German   Germany Exposure 8000m N.E. [29]
192 Robert William Milne June 5, 2005 49   United Kingdom Organ failure due to freezing conditions 8200m S.E. Ridge [113]
193 Tuk Bahadur Thapa Magar Sherpa April 7, 2006 American     Nepal Altitude 5500m N.E. Ridge [29]
194 Ang Phinjo Sherpa April 21, 2006 50 American     Nepal Avalanche 5900m Icefall [114]
195 Lhakpa Tseri April 21, 2006 American     Nepal Avalanche 5900m Icefall [114]
196 Dawa Temba April 21, 2006 American     Nepal Avalanche 5900m Icefall [114]
197 Jacques-Hugues Letrange May 6, 2006 American   France Exhaustion N.E. Ridge [29]
198 Srikrishna May 14, 2006 Indian   India Fall 8600m N.E. Ridge [29]
199 David Sharp May 15, 2006 34 Asian Trekking   United Kingdom Exposure and/or exhaustion 8600m N.E. Ridge [115]
200 Tomas Olsson May 16, 2006 30 International   Sweden Fall 8700m Norton Couloir [29]
201 Vitor Negrete May 19, 2006 38 International   Brazil Exposure and/or exhaustion Camp III, 8200m N.E. Ridge [116]
202 Igor Plyushkin May 22, 2006 International   Russia Altitude sickness 7800m N.E. Ridge [29]
203 Thomas Weber May 25, 2006 International   Germany Altitude sickness 8700m N.E. Ridge [117]
204 Dawa Sherpa April 26, 2007     Nepal 7200m South Col [118]
205 Shinichi Ishii May 17, 2007   Japan 8650m [118]
206 Libor Kozak May 17, 2007   Czech Republic 8300m [118]
207 Yoshitomi Okura May 16, 2007 62 Japanese   Japan N.E. Ridge [29]
208 Maurizio Pierangelo May 17, 2007 46 Italian   Italy N.E. Ridge [29]
209 Oh Hee-joon May 17, 2007 37 South Korean   South Korea S.W. Face [119]
210 Lee Hyun-jo May 17, 2007 34 South Korean   South Korea S.W. Face [119]
211 Uwe Gianni Goltz May 21, 2008 44 Sherpas documentary team    Switzerland Exhaustion 8000m South Col [120]
212 Lhakpa Nuru May 7, 2009 Eco Everest Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [121]
213 Veslav Chrzaszcz May 18, 2009 47 Eco Everest Expedition   Czech Republic Heart attack [29]
214 Wenhong Wu May 19, 2009 41   China Altitude sickness 8750m [29]
215 Frank Ziebarth May 21, 2009 29   Canada Hypothermia and lack of oxygen 8700m North Summit [29]
216 László Várkonyi April 26, 2010 54   Hungary Avalanche crevasse fall North Col [122]
217 Tom Jørgensen May 19, 2010 56   Denmark HACE [29]
218 Peter Kinloch May 26, 2010 28 International   United Kingdom Exhaustion 8600m [123]
219 Rick Hitch May 1, 2011 55 International   United States Heart attack 7010m [124]
220 Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya May 9, 2011 82 Nepal     Nepal Altitude sickness Base Camp [125]
221 Takashi Ozaki May 12, 2011 58 International   Japan Altitude sickness 8400m The Balcony [126]
222 John Delaney May 21, 2011 42 International   Ireland Altitude sickness 8400m The Balcony [127]
223 Hiroaki Kino September 15, 2011 48   Japan Cerebral apoplexy Lower Icefall [128][129]
224 Dawa Tenzing April 5, 2012 Himex     Nepal Stroke (CVA) Icefall [130][131]
225 Karsang Namgyal Sherpa April 19, 2012 Prestige Adventures     Nepal Altitude sickness Base Camp [131][132]
226 Ramesh Gulve April 20, 2012 33 Pune team   India Stroke Base Camp [131][133]
227 Namgyal Tshering Sherpa April 21, 2012 28     Nepal Fall into a crevasse Camp 1 [131][134]
228 Shriya Shah-Klorfine May 19, 2012 33 Utmost Adventures   Canada Exhaustion Below Balcony 8300m [131][135]
229 Eberhard Schaaf May 19, 2012 61 Asian Trekking   Germany Cerebral oedema Hillary Step [131][135]
230 Song Won-bin May 19, 2012 44 Korean Everest & Lhotse Expedition   South Korea Fall Balcony [131][135]
231 Ha Wenyi May 20, 2012 55 Mountain Experience   China Suspected altitude sickness Balcony [131][136]
232 Juan José Polo Carbayo May 20, 2012 43 Himalayan Guides   Spain Exhaustion 8300m N.E. Ridge [131][137]
233 Ralf D. Arnold May 20, 2012 43 Monterosa   Germany Exhaustion and related complications after breaking leg at Second Step 8300m N.E. Ridge [131][137]
234 Piseth Lim October 19, 2012 27 International   Cambodia Encountered inclement weather Around 4,000 meter high point [138]
235 Mingma Sherpa April 7, 2013 45 Destination Himalaya     Nepal Falling into a crevasse Between Camps 1 and 2 in the Western Cwm [139]
236 DaRita Sherpa May 5, 2013 37 International Mountain Guides     Nepal Suspected cardiac arrest Camp 3 on south side [140]
237 Sergey Ponomarev May 5, 2013 7 Summits Club Everest expedition   Russia Suspected cardiac arrest At 100m above ABC on north side (at about 6500m) [141]
238 Lobsang Sherpa May 7, 2013 22 Chinese expedition team     Nepal Fall Between Camp 2 and Camp 3 on descent from Camp 4 (on south side) [142]
239 Alexey Bolotov May 15, 2013 50 Russian South-West Face expedition   Russia Fall 5600m Icefall [143][144]
240 Namgyal Sherpa May 17, 2013 35     Nepal 8300m N.E. Ridge [145]
241 Seo Sung-ho May 21, 2013 33 Zero to 8848 expedition   South Korea Suspected altitude sickness On descent (south side) [146]
242 Sajal Khaled (Mohammed Khaled Hossain) May 21, 2013 35   Bangladesh Suspected altitude sickness South Col Camp [146]
243 Unknown climber May 22, 2013     Nepal Suspected altitude sickness Camp 4 (south side) in tent [147]
244 Mingma Tenzing Sherpa April 2, 2014 Peak Freaks Expedition     Nepal HAPE Everest Base Camp [148]
245 Mingma Nuru Sherpa April 18, 2014 46 NBC Everest Expedition     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
246 Dorji Sherpa April 18, 2014 NBC Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
247 Ang Tshiri Sherpa April 18, 2014 AAI Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
248 Nima Sherpa April 18, 2014 AAI Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
249 Phurba Ongyal Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
250 Lapka Tenjing Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
251 Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
252 Dorjee Khatri April 18, 2014 Adventurist Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
253 Then Dorjee Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventurist Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
254 Phur Temba Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventurist Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
255 Pasang Karma Sherpa April 18, 2014 Jagged Globe Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
256 Asman Tamang April 18, 2014 Himalayan Ecstasy Lhotse Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
257 Tenzing Chottar Sherpa April 18, 2014 AAI Everest Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche (missing) Icefall [149][150]
258 Ankaji Sherpa April 18, 2014 Everest Chinese Dream Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche Icefall [149][150]
259 PemTenji Sherpa April 18, 2014 Everest Chinese Dream Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche (missing) Icefall [149][150]
260 Aash Bahadur Gurung April 18, 2014 Everest Chinese Dream Expedition 2014     Nepal Avalanche (missing) Icefall [149][150]
261 Daniel Paul Fredinburg April 25, 2015 33 2015 Jagged Globe Everest Expedition   United States Base Camp avalanche following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake Base Camp [14][15][16][151][152][153][154][155]
262 Marisa Eve Girawong April 25, 2015 28 H.G. Nuptse Expedition 2015   United States Base Camp [152][153][154][155]
263 Thomas Ely Taplin April 25, 2015 61 TET Films & Photography   United States Base Camp [153][156]
264 Pemba Sherpa April 25, 2015 19 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][157][158]
265 Dawa Tsering Sherpa April 25, 2015 33 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][158]
266 Maila (Milan) Rai April 25, 2015 41 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][157]
267 Chhimi Dawa Sherpa April 25, 2015 27 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][158]
268 Pema Yishi (Hissi) Sherpa April 25, 2015 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][157][158]
269 Pasang Temba Sherpa April 25, 2015 Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition (or H.G. Everest Expedition 2015)     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][159]
270 Krishna Kumar Rai April 25, 2015 Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition (or H.G. Everest Expedition 2015)     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][159]
271 Zhenfang Ge April 25, 2015 43 Dreamers Destination Track Lhotse Expedition 2015   China Base Camp [154][155][159]
272 Renu Fotedar April 25, 2015 49 First Chinese Women Everest Expedition   Australia
  India
Base Camp [154][155][159]
273 Tenzing (Tengien) Bhote April 25, 2015 Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition (or H.G. Everest Expedition 2015)     Nepal Base Camp [154][155][160]
274 Vinh B Truong April 25, 2015 48 Trekker   United States
  Vietnam
Base Camp [153][154]
275 Lhakpa Chhiring Sherpa April 25, 2015 33 First Chinese Women Everest Expedition     Nepal Base Camp [154][155]
276 Shiva Kumar Shrestha April 25, 2015 25 Step Up Campaign Everest     Nepal Base Camp [154][155]
277 Unknown climber April 25, 2015 ? ? ? Base Camp [160][154]
278 Hiroshi Yamagata April 27, 2015 56 Dreamers Destination Lhotse Expedition   Japan Died in Kathmandu due to injuries sustained in the Base Camp avalanche following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake Base Camp [154][155]
279 Jangbu Sherpa May 1, 2015 Adventure Consultants     Nepal Base Camp [154][157][158]
280 Charles MacAdams May 11, 2016 62   Canada Cardiac event Base Camp North Side [161][162][163]
281 Phurba Sherpa May 19, 2016 25     Nepal Fall Near summit [164]
282 Eric Arnold May 21, 2016 35 Arnold Coster Expeditions   Netherlands Altitude sickness South Col / Camp 4 [164][165][166][167]
283 Maria Elizabeth Strydom May 22, 2016 34 Arnold Coster Expeditions   Australia Snow blindness, stroke Near Camp IV [164][167][168]
284 Subhash Pal May 22, 2016 44 Trekking Camp Nepal   India Altitude sickness Around Camp 3 [169][170]
285 Paresh Chandra Nath May 22, 2016 58 Trekking Camp Nepal   India Exposure The Balcony [171]
286 Goutam Ghosh May 22, 2016 50 Trekking Camp Nepal   India Exposure The Balcony [171]
287 Min Bahadur Sherchan May 5, 2017 85 ?     Nepal Heart Attack Base Camp [172]
288 Roland Yearwood May 20, 2017 51 Everest Parivar Treks   United States Altitude sickness Balcony [173][174]
289 Vladimír Štrba May 21, 2017 48 Everest Hard Way Slovak Expedition 2017   Slovakia Altitude sickness Camp 4, in the tent [175][176]
290 Francesco Enrico Marchetti May 21, 2017 54 Expedition Himalaya   Australia Altitude sickness Camp 4 [177][178]
291 Ravi Kumar May 21, 2017 27 Arun Treks and Expedition   India Fall into a 200m crevasse Balcony [179][180]
292 Lam Babu Sherpa May 14, 2018 45 Seven Summit Treks     Nepal Disappearance (reportedly suffered from snow blindness) Above South Col [181][182]
293 Pasang Norbu Sherpa May 18, 2018 41 7 Summits Club Expedition     Nepal Stroke 8550m N.E. Ridge [182]
294 Gjeorgi Petkov May 20, 2018 63 Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition Spring 2018   Macedonia Cardiac arrest Above Camp III [183]
295 Nobukazu Kuriki May 21, 2018 36 Solo   Japan Hypothermia, had previously reported "persistent cough and pain" during attempt Camp 2 [184][185]
296 Damai Sarki Sherpa May 21, 2018 37 Himalayan Ascent, Seven Summit Treks     Nepal Fall into a crevasse Camp 2 [186]
297 Chris Daly April 20, 2019 35 Solo   United States Died after a fall while trekking down from base camp Base Camp [187]
298 Seamus Lawless May 16, 2019 39 Seven Summit Treks   Ireland Fall Balcony [188]

See alsoEdit

AnnotationsEdit

  1. ^ Unconfirmed Russian deaths on the north side of Everest resulted from an alleged 1952 expedition. The Chinese, upon taking control of the region, enacted strict travel restrictions. Supposedly, the Chinese government did allow some Soviet climbers near the mountain, and reports leaked out of a Soviet expedition in 1952. The expedition, apparently led by Pavel Datschnolian, was said to have been a disaster, resulting in the deaths of Datschnolian and five other men. However, Russian and Chinese authorities have consistently denied that such an attempt took place, no physical evidence has ever been found to confirm its existence, nor is there any record of a person named Pavel Datschnolian.[19]
  2. ^ Date of death not known exactly; this date was his last diary entry.
  3. ^ Also known as Zhao Ziqing
  4. ^ Also known as Wu Tsung-yue
  5. ^ Also known as Luo San
  6. ^ Also known as Nima Tashi

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