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2003: Everest record year
« on: Jun 3 2003, 03:07 »

Our friends at Adventurestats.com have made the first draft of this years Everest statistics. And what a year it was!
Up until the 17th of May many people thought that this celebration year could be one without any summits, but they were proved wrong in the 2 weeks following.
Here is the first overview of Everest 2003, as compiled by Adventurestats:

June 2, First records of the record season
 The first draft results of the Jubilee season on Everest are the following:

Days

May 20 = 7 summits (all North)
May 21 = 17 summits (all North)
May 22 = 109+ summits (69 South, 40+ North)
May 23 = 15 summits (all South)
May 26 = 52 summits (all South)
May 27 = 2 summits (both North)
May 29 = 1 summit (North)
May 30 = 33 summits (10 North, 23 South)
May 31 = 2 summits (both North)

Nations

Nepal = 125+ (98 South, 27+ North)
USA = 29 (20 South, 9 North)
China = 13 (all North)
Japan = 12 (8 South, 4 North)
India = 11 (9 South, 2 North)
UK = 8 (6 South, 2 North)
South Korea = 6 (all North)
France = 6 (5 South, 1 North)
Romania = 3 (all North)
Germany = 3 (1 South, 2 North)
Russia = 3 (all North)
Switzerland = 3 ( all South)
Spain = 2 (1 South, 1 North)
New Zealand = 2 (both North)
Ireland = 2 (both South)
South Africa = 2 (both South)
Mexico = 2 (both South)
Italy = 1 (South)
Canada = 1 (South)
Kuwait = 1 (North, first of his nation)
Estonia = 1 (North, first of his nation)
Lithuania = 1 (North)
Georgia = 1 (North)

Some North-side expeditions possibly had some more Nepalese Sherpas summiting. Additions, corrections and more details will follow. Draft summary so far: 238+ (159 South, 79+ North). Two major world records, summary and day (109+ = May 22).
There were three fatalities (all South).
Seven women summited (including the first Italian lady climber).
Only one climber is known to have ascended without bottled oxygen.

Records and curiousities

Three of one family together summiting for the first time and first two sisters together as well: Miss Lakpa Sherpa (first woman to summit three times), her sister Ming Kipa (youngest so far with 15 years of age) and their brother Mingma Gelu.

Oldest summiteer: Yuichiro Miura from Japan (70 years, 222 days)

First Japanese climber, who summited the five big 8000ers: Taro Tanigawa

Longest duration between summiting K2 and Everest: John Roskelley (USA) 24 years, 256 days

Longest duration between summiting two 8000ers: Motoyoshi Tanaka (Japan) 32 years, 5 days between Manaslu and Everest.  
« Last Edit: Jun 3 2003, 03:08 by 7summits »
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trunl

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Re:2003: Everest record year
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13 2003, 11:30 »

what a year!
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