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TOPIC: Spring 2012 Expedition Statistics for Nepal Himalayas

Spring 2012 Expedition Statistics for Nepal Himalayas 7 years, 5 months ago #197

A total of 3005 climbers came to Nepal in the spring of 2012. Of these, 2225 mountaineers climbed NMA Peaks and 780 climbed Expedition Peaks. This year's spring total has seen 400 more ascents from Nepal of which 208 were new summiteers. Similarly, there were 165 summits from Tibet of which 99 are new summiteers and the rest were repeat summiteers.

Between 1953 and 2011, the total number of ascents was 5584 by 3448 individuals (some having summited more than once). Adding the totals from this year (Spring 2012) the total number of ascent of Mt. Everest until today is 6149, whereas the actual number of persons having summited Mt. Everest is 3755 till date.

This climbing season, on the Tibet side of Mt. Everest, there were 14 teams with 78 foreign climber, 74 HAS, 56 Chinese Exp. Members and guides and 15 Chinese (incl. Tibetan) rope fixing team members. Among them 107 foreign and Chinese (incl. Tibetan) climbers and 58 High Altitude Sherpas reached the top of Mt. Everest from North Side this Spring Season.

Similarly 7 foreign climbers and 7 Sherpas summited Mt. Cho-oyu and none on Mt. Shishapangma this Spring season.

Beside Everest Expeditions, there were 69 foreign Expedition teams to 26 other mountains. Out of these peaks, only 11 were successfully summited.

World Record: Ms. Tamae Watanbe of Japan summited Mt. Everest (8848m) on 19th May 2012 with Asian Trekking’s International Everest Expedition Spring 2012 from North Side. Ms. Watanabe; who holds the record of the oldest woman Mt. Everest Summitter broke her own record after 10 years at the age of 73 years 180 days. She has summitted Mt. Everest in 2002 at the age of 63.

Country Record: Lovraj Dharmashaktu became the first Indian climbing Mt. Everest 4 times . He summited Mt. Everest on 25th May 2012 with NimaDorje Sherpa.

Courtesy- Ang Tshering Sherpa (Chairman, Asian Trekking) and ExplorersWeb
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