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14:10  14 may  2019
14:10  14 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest

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The list consists of people who reached the summit of Mount Everest more than once. By 2013, 6,871 summits have been recorded by 4,042 different people. Despite two hard years of disaster (2014 and 2015), by the end of 2016 there were 7,646 summits by 4,469 people.

Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is situated in the Himalayan range.

Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Sarah LAI A team of experienced mountaineers waited for powerful jet streams raging around the top of Everest to subside to fix ropes to the summit for foreign climbers

Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Tuesday, opening the route for a potentially record number of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in the coming weeks.

A team of experienced mountaineers were waiting for powerful jet streams raging around the top of Everest to subside to fix ropes to the summit for foreign climbers.

"It has been difficult this year and we were getting worried. But the weather finally improved for the eight to reach the top," Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal, the company assigned to fix the ropes, told AFP.

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This article lists different records related to Mount Everest . One of the most commonly sought after records is a " summit ", to reach the highest elevation point on Mount Everest . †

The first recorded efforts to reach Everest 's summit were made by British mountaineers. As Nepal did not allow foreigners into the country at the time, the British made several attempts on the north ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first reconnaissance expedition by the British in 1921 reached 7

Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Molly Sprayregen via AP/Getty This April 13th, 2019 photo, provided by Molly Sprayregen, depicts a herd of Dzo (a yak/cattle crossbreed) along the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. (Molly Sprayregen via AP)

Poudel said that many teams were preparing to summit in the next few days.

Nepal has issued a record 378 permits costing $11,000 each to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season, sparking fears of overcrowding if the weather cuts down the number of climbing days.

Most Everest hopefuls are escorted by a Nepali guide, meaning about 750 climbers will tread the same path to the top of the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak in the coming weeks.

And at least 140 others are preparing to scale Everest using the northern route from Tibet, according to expedition operators, potentially taking the total past last year's record.

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The Mount Everest climbing season of 2017 began in spring with the first climbers reaching the top on May 11, from the north side. The first team on the south side reached the top on May 15.

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge

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Everest sees first summits of 2019

Everest attracts hundreds of mountaineers each spring, when a window of good weather opens up between late April and the end of May, prompting a rush for the top.

A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest last year, with 563 people climbing from the south and 244 from the northern flank in Tibet.

The mountain also claimed the lives of five climbers, including an experienced Sherpa guide who was knocked down a crevasse by a rescue helicopter.

A boom in climbers has made mountaineering a lucrative business since Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent in 1953.

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Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Ullstein bild/Ullstein bild via Getty Images New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary with the Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, before their ascent to the summit of Mount Everest. Photograph, 29 May 1953. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

There are mounting concerns, however, that the numbers are unsustainable, with fears of dangerous overcrowding as well as a worsening environmental situation.

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber Deputy premier Simon Coveney said the authorities would offer financial or organisational support to help find Seamus Lawless.

List of Mount Everest death statistics is a list of statistics about death on Mount Everest . For a list of mountaineer deaths on Mount Everest , see List of people who died climbing Mount Everest . Examples of known cases. Pemba Sherpa, April 25, 2015, 19. Ang Chuldim, August 31, 1982, 20.

# Everest 2018 season is over. A record 700+ summits and expected 5 deaths, the unprecedented The first summits were on May 14 by the rope fixing team on the Nepal side followed the next day With the long weather window, teams spread out thus reducing the usual crowding we’ve seen before.

In April a clean-up team brought back three tonnes of garbage from the mountain left behind by climbers including climbing gear, gas canisters and excrement.

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