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Mount Everest is the tallest point on Earth, adventurous spirits have always been fascinated by what is also called "The Third Pole” standing 8,848m/29,028 ft tall, standing 5 and 1/2 miles above sea level. Named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyou-general of India , Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma and the Nepalese call it Sagarmantha . Mount Everest is located half in nepal and half in Tibet . Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (Nepal) and Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) were the first climbers of Everest, via the South-East Ridge Route on 29th May 1953. In 1975, the first woman ever, Ms. Junko tabei ( Japan ) summitted, via the South-East Ridge. Mr. Appa Sherpa from Thame, Solu Khumbu holds the record for the most Everest ascents: Thirteen in total. Ms. Lakpa Sherpa, from Balakharka, Makalu Region is the only women to summit Everest three times. Mr. Reinhold Messner (Italy) 8/20/1980 was the first solo climber, via the North Col to the North Face. Mr. Peter Habeler (Austria) and Mr. Reinhold Messner (Italy) 5/8/1978 were the first climbers who made the ascent without bottled oxygen.
South east ridge