List of people who died climbing Mount Everest

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North face of Mount Everest

At least 310 people have died attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest which, at 8,848.86 metres (29,031.7 ft), is Earth's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers. The most recent years without known deaths on the mountain are 1977, in which only two people reached the summit, and 2020, when permits were suspended by Nepal because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. [1] [2] [3]

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Deaths have been attributed to avalanches, falls, 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, 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 pressure level is not sufficient to sustain human life. [4] 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 death. [5] [6] [7]

Background

Routes to Mount Everest's summit from the north (yellow) and south (orange). STS058-101-12 2.JPG
Routes to Mount Everest's summit from the north (yellow) and south (orange).

During the 1921 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition, two people died en route to the mountain: an unidentified porter and heart attack victim A. M. Kellas. [8] [9] The first recorded deaths on the mountain itself were seven porters who perished in an avalanche in the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition.

In 1996, 12 people died trying to reach the summit, the most in a single year to that date. The number reflects the large number of climbers that year rather than a spike in the death rate: before 1996, one in four climbers died making the ascent, while in 1996, one in seven died. [10] But it also includes the 1996 Mount Everest disaster on May 11, 1996, during which eight people died due to a blizzard while making summit attempts. Among them was guide Rob Hall, the first non-Sherpa to have summitted five times. Two books detailing the disaster, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev, both written by mountaineers who were on Mount Everest at the time, give conflicting accounts of the events.

The 1996 record was surpassed in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. There were few summits from the south in 2014 and none in 2015. On April 18, 2014, 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall. [11] [12] [13] On April 25, 2015, 19 people—the most ever in a single day on Everest—were killed in an avalanche at base camp after a 7.8 earthquake, which killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000 in Nepal. [14] [15] [16]

In 2001, Babu Chiri Sherpa died from a fall near Camp II. He had climbed the mountain 10 times and spent 20 hours on the summit of Everest in 1999, then a new record. [17] 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. [17]

In 2019, 11 people died on Everest during a record season with a huge number of climbers. Videos shared on social media showed climbers waiting in long queues to advance up the mountain. [18]

Due to the difficulties and dangers in bringing bodies down, most who die on the mountain remain where they fall. Two Nepalese climbers died on October 24, 1984, while trying to recover the body of Hannelore Schmatz. [19] In 1999, searchers for George Mallory's body found his and other bodies in the snow in a catchment basin near the peak. [20] [note 1]

Deaths

317 deaths are listed here.

NameDateAgeExpeditionNationalityCause of deathLocationRefs
Dorje June 7, 1922 1922 British Mount Everest expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Avalanche Below North Col [8]
Lhakpa June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Norbu June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Pasang June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Pema June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Sange June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Temba June 7, 1922Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [8]
Man Bahadur May 13, 1924 1924 British Mount Everest expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Pneumonia Above Rongbuk B.C. [8] [22]
Lance-Naik Shamsherpun May 17, 1924Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBrain hemorrhageAbove Rongbuk B.C. [8] [22]
Andrew Irvine June 9, 192422Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomUnknown. Body never foundN.E. Ridge [8]
George Mallory June 9, 192437Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomPossible ice axe injury following a fall. Body found in 1999N.E. Ridge [8]
Maurice Wilson May 31, 1934 [note 2] 36 Solo Expedition Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomPossible exhaustion, exposure or starvation. Body found 1935 East Rongbuk Glacier [23]
Dorje Mingma October 31, 1952 Swiss Expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFalling iceLhotse Face [24]
Wang Ji April 11, 1960 Chinese Expedition Northern Slope Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Mountain sickness [25] [26]
Shao Shi-Ching [note 3] April 29, 1960Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaN.E. Ridge [25] [26]
Nawang Tshering April 28, 1962Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalLhotse face [27]
Jake Breitenbach March 23, 196327Norman Dyhrenfurth's American Mount Everest ExpeditionFlag of the United States.svg United StatesCrushed under serac Icefall [28] [29] [30]
Ma Gao-shu May 1, 1966Chinese Everest ExpeditionFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaFall Icefall [26] [31]
Phu Dorjee Sherpa October 18, 1969Japanese Everest ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasse Icefall [32]
Nima Dorje April 5, 1970 Japanese Skiing Expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [33]
Kunga Norbu April 5, 1970Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche [33]
Mima Norbu April 5, 1970Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [33]
Pasang April 5, 1970Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [33]
Kami Tshering April 5, 1970Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [33]
Kyak Tsering April 9, 197036Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal"by fall of seracs"5525 m [34]
Kiyoshi Narita April 21, 1970Flag of Japan.svg Japan Heart attack 6150m [35]
Harsh Vardhan April 18, 197131International Expedition of 1971Flag of India.svg IndiaSuccumbed after falling and being suspended above a crevasse during a blizzard6900m [31]
Tony Tighe November 16, 1972Mt. Qomolangma expeditionFlag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaCrushed under serac Icefall [36] [37]
Jangbu October 12, 1973Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheS.W. Face [38]
Gérard Devouassoux September 9, 197434 1974 French Mount Everest expedition Flag of France.svg FranceAvalanche6400m [39]
Pemba Dorje September 9, 1974Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche6400m [39]
Lhakpa September 9, 1974Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche6400m [39]
Nawang Lutuk September 9, 1974Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche6400m [39]
Nima Wangchu September 9, 1974Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche6400m [39]
Sanu Wongal September 9, 1974Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche6400m [39]
Wu Zhuong Yue [note 4] May 4, 1975Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaExhaustion, fall8500m [40]
Unknown ; deaf-mute Sherpa porter August 1975"Young" 1975 British Mount Everest Southwest Face expedition Flag of Nepal.svg NepalDrownedBelow Base Camp [41]
Mick Burke September 26, 197534 Bonington's 1975 Everest expedition Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)Near Summit [42] [43]
Terry Thompson April 10, 1976British-Nepal Army Everest ExpeditionFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomFall into a crevasseCamp II [31]
Dawa Nuru April 18, 1978Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasse Icefall [31]
Shi Ming-ji April 18, 1978Chinese Iranian ExpeditionFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaFall into a crevasse Icefall [31]
Ang Phu May 16, 1979 1979 Yugoslav West Ridge expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall Icefall [31]
Ray Genet October 2, 197948Gerhard Schmatz German Expedition or 1979 Swabian expeditionFlag of the United States.svg United StatesExposure, exhaustion8400m S.E. Ridge [44]
Hannelore Schmatz October 2, 197939Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Exposure, exhaustion8400m S.E. Ridge [44]
Wang Hong-bao October 12, 1979Japanese Alpine Club reconnaissance expeditionFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaAvalancheBelow North Col [45]
Lou Lan [note 5] October 12, 1979Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaAvalancheBelow North Col [45]
Nima Thaxi [note 6] October 12, 1979Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaAvalancheBelow North Col [45]
Akira Ube May 2, 198031Japanese Alpine Society ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanAvalanche7900m North Face (Hornbein Couloir) [46]
Nawang Kersang September 6, 1980Italian ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall Icefall [47]
Mario Piana September 22, 1980Flag of Italy.svg ItalyCrushed under serac Lhotse Face [48]
Noboru Takenaka January 12, 198128Japanese Winter ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanFall6900m W. Cwm [49]
Marty Hoey May 15, 198230Whittaker American ExpeditionFlag of the United States.svg United StatesFall8000m [50]
Peter Boardman May 17, 198231British Mount Everest ExpeditionFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)North-East Ridge (approx. 8200m) [32] [51]
Joe Tasker May 17, 198233Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)North-East Ridge (approx. 8200m) [51] [52]
Ang Chuldim August 31, 198220Bill March Canadian ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [53]
Dawa Dorje August 31, 198242Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [53]
Pasang Sona August 31, 198238Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [53]
Blair Griffiths September 2, 198233Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaCrushed under serac Icefall [54]
Lhakpa Tshering September 27, 1982Spanish ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalInternal hemorrhage6770m [40]
Nima Dorje October 14, 1982Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8300m W ridge [55]
Yasuo Kato December 28, 198233Japanese ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)Near Summit [32] [52]
Toshiaki Kobayashi December 28, 1982Flag of Japan.svg JapanNear Summit [52]
Hironobu Kamuro October 8, 1983Japanese ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanFallNear Summit [32]
Pasang Temba October 8, 1983Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8600m SE Ridge [32] [40]
Hiroshi Yoshino October 9, 1983Flag of Japan.svg JapanFallNear Summit [32]
Ang Rinji March 26, 1984Indian ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [40]
Tony Swierzy April 3, 198427Micheal Lane British North Face ExpeditionFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomAvalanche6238m [56]
Hristo Ivanov Prodanov April 21, 198440Bulgarian West Face Expedition Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Disappearance (likely accidental death during descent)8500m West Ridge [32]
William (Fred) From October 9, 198428Australian-New Zealand ExpeditionFlag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaFall, while searching for Craig Nottle8000m [57] [58] [59] [60]
Craig Nottle October 9, 198423Flag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaFall8000m [57] [58] [59]
Jozef Psotka October 16, 198450Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia FallNear Summit [32]
Ang Dorje October 24, 198435Mission to recover body of Hannelore Schmatz Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8400m S.E. Ridge [19]
Yogendra Bahadur Thapa October 24, 198436Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8400m S.E. Ridge [19]
Juanjo Navarro May 12, 1985 Navarrese ExpeditionFlag of Spain.svg SpainFall7300m [61] [62]
Shinichi Ishii September 19, 1985Japanese ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanAvalancheBelow North Col [61]
Kiran Inder Kumar October 7, 198540Indian ExpeditionFlag of India.svg IndiaFall7986m [63]
Jai Bahugana October 11, 1985Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureSouth Col [64]
Ranjeet Singh Bakshi October 11, 1985Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureSouth Col [64]
Vijay Pal Singh Negi October 11, 198528Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureSouth Col [63] [64]
M.U. Bhaskar Rao October 11, 1985Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureSouth Col [64]
Víctor Hugo Trujillo August 16, 198622Flag of Chile.svg ChileAvalancheBelow North Col [65]
Simon Burkhardt September 28, 198652Eiselin Sports ExpeditionFlag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg SwitzerlandAvalanche7315m [66]
Gyalu October 4, 1986Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalCrushed under serac Icefall [66]
Dawa Norbu October 17, 1986Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBelow North Col [32]
Tsuttin Dorje January 30, 1987Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall7700m [67]
Roger Marshall May 21, 198745Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaDisappearance (likely accidental death during descent)Hornbein Couloir, Near Summit [68]
Masao Yokoyama September 2, 198744Japanese ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanDrowned East Rongbuk Glacier [69] [70] [71]
Mangal Singh October 20, 1987British ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalancheBase camp [40]
Hidetaka Mizukoshi April 21, 198835th Anniversary climb with Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese nationalsFlag of Japan.svg JapanHeart attack (at Base camp)Base camp [72]
Michel Parmentier September 20, 1988InternationalFlag of France.svg FranceExposure7700m [61]
Narayan Shrestha September 21, 1988Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche7200m [73]
Lhakpa Sonam October 13, 1988Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8200m [32]
Pasang Temba October 13, 1988Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8200m [32]
Dušan Becík October 17, 198834IAMES Bratislava ExpeditionFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Disappearance (likely accidental death during descent after reaching South Summit with Jozef Just rejoining group after he summited Everest solo) [74] [75] 8000m S.W. Ridge [76]
Peter Božík October 17, 198834Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [76]
Jaroslav Jaško October 17, 198826Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [76]
Jozef Just October 17, 198833Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 8000m S.W. Ridge [32]
Ang Lhakpa December 23, 1988Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalCerebral thrombosisSouth Col [32]
Dimitar Ilievski-Murato May 10, 198935Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg YugoslaviaFallDescending South Col Route [32]
Phu Dorje May 16, 1989Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallDescending South Col Route [32]
Mirosław Dąsal May 27, 198937Polish-led expedition that included four U.S. mountaineersFlag of Poland.svg PolandAvalanche7200m W ridge [77]
Mirosław Gardzielewski May 27, 198935Flag of Poland.svg PolandAvalanche7200m W ridge [77]
Andrzej Heinrich May 27, 198951Flag of Poland.svg PolandAvalanche7200m W ridge [77]
Wacław Otręba May 27, 198950Flag of Poland.svg PolandAvalanche7200m W ridge [77]
Eugeniusz Chrobak May 28, 198930Flag of Poland.svg PolandAvalanche injuriesLhola camp [32] [77]
Ang Pinjo December 12, 1989South Korean expeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAltitude sickness, heart attack [31]
Rafael Gómez-Menor September 14, 1990Flag of Spain.svg SpainAvalanche [78]
Ang Sona September 14, 1990Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche [78]
Badri Nath September 14, 1990Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche [78]
Ham Sang-hun October 7, 1990Japanese Korean expeditionFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb) [79]
Rüdiger Lang May 3, 1991Austrian solo expeditionFlag of Germany.svg GermanyExposure7850m N.E. Ridge [40] [80]
Junichi Futagami May 27, 1991Japanese solo expeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanFall8700m NE [31]
Deepak Kulkarni May 2, 1992Indian expeditionFlag of India.svg IndiaExposure [31]
Raymond Jacob May 2, 1992Flag of India.svg IndiaExposure [31]
Subba Singh May 11, 199243Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalHeart attack [81]
Sher Singh May 23, 1992Indian ExpeditionFlag of India.svg IndiaFall Icefall [31]
Manabu Hoshi May 23, 1992Japanese ExpeditionFlag of Japan.svg JapanDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)8350m NE [82]
Ang Tshering January 15, 1993Spanish ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall [31]
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa April 23, 199332Nepalese ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)8750m S.E. Ridge [83]
Sonam Tshering April 23, 1993Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal8750m S.E. Ridge [83]
Lobsang Tshering Bhutia May 10, 19934140th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay's climbFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall8750m S.E. Ridge [84]
Nam Won-woo May 16, 1993South Korean expeditionFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaFall8450m S.E. Ridge [31] [85]
A Jin-seob May 17, 1993Flag of South Korea.svg South KoreaFall8450m S.E. Ridge [31] [85]
Karl Henize October 5, 199366American expeditionFlag of the United States.svg United States HAPE 6400m [86]
Antonio Miranda October 7, 1993Flag of Spain.svg SpainFall [87]
Prem Thapa April 6, 1994German ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Cerebral oedema [31]
Shih Fang-Fang 'Norman' May 9, 199427TaiwaneseFlag of the Republic of China.svg TaiwanExhaustion and/or exposure [31]
Giuseppe Vigani May 18, 199443Italian ExpeditionFlag of Italy.svg ItalyFallNorth Face [31]
Mike Rheinberger May 27, 199453Australian ExpeditionFlag of Australia (converted).svg Australia150m fall. He showed signs of exhaustion, dehydration, cerebral oedema, retinal hemorrhages and possible blood clots in his upper legs.8500m NE [31]
Mingma Norbu September 12, 1994Norwegian ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche [31]
Kami Rita May 6, 1995American ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall [31]
Lhakpa Nuru September 10, 1995South Korean ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   Nepal6900m [31]
Zangbu October 14, 1995South Korean ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallNear Summit [31]
Chen Yu-Nan May 9, 199636"Makalu" Gau Ming-Ho Taiwanese expeditionFlag of the Republic of China.svg TaiwanInjuries from a fall [88]
Scott Fischer May 11, 199640 Mountain Madness Flag of the United States.svg United StatesSuspected HACE (high-altitude cerebral edema), exhaustion, frostbite and exposure.8300m S.E. Ridge [61] [89]
Rob Hall May 11, 199635 Adventure Consultants Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandExposure South Summit [61] [89]
Doug Hansen May 11, 199646Flag of the United States.svg United StatesExposureSouth Summit [61] [89]
Andrew Harris May 11, 199631Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)8700m S.E. Ridge [61] [89]
Yasuko Namba May 11, 199647Flag of Japan.svg JapanExposureSouth Col [61] [89]
Dorje Morup May 11, 199647Indo-Tibetan Border PoliceFlag of India.svg IndiaExposure8600m N.E. Ridge [61] [89]
Tsewang Paljor May 11, 199628Flag of India.svg IndiaExposure8600m N.E. Ridge [61] [89]
Tsewang Samanla May 11, 199638Flag of India.svg IndiaExposure8600m N.E. Ridge [61] [89]
Reinhard Wlasich May 19, 1996AustrianFlag of Austria.svg Austria Altitude sickness 8300m North Face, Great Couloir [90]
Bruce Herrod May 25, 199637South African/BritishFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomRope accidentS.E. Ridge, Hillary Step [91]
Ngawang Topche June 6, 1996AmericanFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalLapsed into coma on 23 Apr 1996; later died in hospitalCamp II [92]
Yves Bouchon September 25, 1996French/Belgian/SwissFlag of France.svg FranceAvalanche7400m Lhotse Face [61] [93]
Lopsang Jangbu September 25, 199623–25JapaneseFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche7400m Lhotse Face [61] [93]
Dawa September 25, 1996South KoreaFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche7400m Lhotse Face [61] [93]
Malcolm Duff April 23, 1997BritishFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomHeart attack (at Base camp)Base Camp [31]
Nima Rinzi May 6, 1997MalaysianFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomFallLhotse Face [31]
Aleksandr Torochin May 7, 1997RussianFlag of Russia.svg RussiaFall8400m N.E. Ridge [31] [94] [95] [96] [97]
Ivan Plotnikov May 7, 1997Flag of Russia.svg RussiaExhaustion and/or exposure8700m N.E. Ridge [31] [94] [95] [96] [97]
Nikolai Shevtchenko May 7, 1997Flag of Russia.svg RussiaExhaustion and/or exposure8700m N.E. Ridge [31] [94] [95] [96] [97]
Mingma May 7, 1997Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallN.E. Ridge [94]
Peter Kowalzik May 8, 1997PolishFlag of Germany.svg GermanyDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)N.E. Ridge [98]
Tenzing Nuru September 8, 1997AmericanFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalDisappearance (likely accidental death during climb)S.E. Ridge [99]
Choi Byong-soo September 8, 1997South KoreanFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaAvalancheNorth Col Flank [31]
Sergei Arsentiev May 24, 199840Russian/FrenchFlag of the United States.svg United States100m fallN.E. Ridge [100] [95]
Francys Arsentiev May 24, 199840Flag of the United States.svg United StatesExposure and/or cerebral oedemaN.E. Ridge [100] [101] [95]
Mark Jennings May 25, 1998BritishFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomExhaustionN.E. Ridge [31]
Roger Buick May 26, 1998New ZealandFlag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandExhaustionN.E. Ridge [31]
Shahid Abdul Khader July 24, 199821Flag of India.svg IndiaDied due to fallNorth Col [8]
Vasyl Kopytko May 8, 1999UkrainianFlag of Ukraine.svg UkraineUnknown causeN.E. Ridge [31] [102]
Michael Matthews May 13, 199922InternationalFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomS.E. Ridge [103]
Tadeusz Kudelski May 18, 199944Polish InternationalFlag of Poland.svg PolandFallN.E. Ridge [104]
Pascal Debrouwer May 18, 199929Belgian InternationalFlag of Belgium (civil).svg BelgiumFallN.E. Ridge [105] [106]
Jeppe Stoltz May 20, 200027Flag of Denmark.svg DenmarkFallN.E. Ridge [31]
Yan Genghua May 21, 2000ChineseFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaDisappeared after reaching the north summit; body found on May 27, 2000; likely accidental death during descentN.E. Ridge [31]
Babu Chiri Sherpa April 29, 200135NepaleseFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallN.E. Ridge [17]
Peter Ganner May 23, 2001AustrianFlag of Austria.svg AustriaFall8500m S.E. Ridge [107]
Mark Auricht May 24, 2001AustralianFlag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaCerebral oedemaN.E. Ridge [108]
Aleksei Nikiforov May 24, 2001RussianFlag of Russia.svg RussiaPre-existing illness exacerbated by freezing conditions, altitude8500m N.E. Ridge [97] [109]
Sándor Gárdos October 17, 2001HungarianFlag of Hungary.svg HungaryFall7800m N.E. Ridge [108]
Peter Legate April 30, 200238British InternationalFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomFall into a crevasseBelow Camp III [110]
Zoran Miletić May 19, 2002Russian InternationalFlag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003); Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia Exact cause and date of death unknown7800m N.E. Ridge [31]
Marco Siffredi September 8, 200223InternationalFlag of France.svg FranceSnowboarding accident Hornbein Couloir [111]
Bhim Bahadur Gurung May 27, 2003Indo-NepalFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasse5900m Icefall [31]
Jan Krzysztof Liszewski May 25, 200355IndependentFlag of Poland.svg PolandFall7900m N.E. Ridge [31]
Arnaud Saulnier May 8, 2003FrenchFlag of France.svg FranceSickness in tent5500m S.E. Ridge [31]
Karma Gyalzen Sherpa May 24, 2003InternationalFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAltitude sickness6000m S.E. Ridge [31]
Joon-ho Baek May 18, 200438South KoreanFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaExposure8500m N.E. Ridge [31] [112] [113]
Min Jang May 18, 200428Flag of South Korea.svg South KoreaExposure8500m N.E. Ridge [31] [112] [113]
Mu-taek Park May 18, 200436Flag of South Korea.svg South KoreaExposure8500m N.E. Ridge [31] [112] [113]
Nils Antezana May 18, 200469InternationalFlag of the United States.svg United StatesBandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg BoliviaExposure8600m S.E. Ridge [114]
Hristo Ganchev Hristov May 20, 200427BulgarianFlag of Bulgaria.svg BulgariaExposure8600m N.E. Ridge [31]
Shoko Ota May 20, 200463JapaneseFlag of Japan.svg JapanExposure8600m N.E. Ridge [115]
Mariana Prodanova Maslarova May 23, 200443BulgarianFlag of Bulgaria.svg BulgariaExposure8700m N.E. Ridge [31]
Sean Egan April 28, 200563Tim Redpath ExpeditionFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaHeart attack4600m S.E. Ridge [116]
Michael Corey O'Brien [117] May 2, 200539Charity run with brotherFlag of the United States.svg United StatesFall into a crevasse5800m Icefall South [118]
Marko Lihteneker May 21, 200545Flag of Slovenia.svg SloveniaOxygen problems8600m N.E. Ridge [31]
Sirigereshiva Shankarappa Chaitanya May 30, 2005IndiaFlag of India.svg IndiaExposure8700m N.E. Ridge [31]
Dieter Kramer June 4, 2005GermanFlag of Germany.svg GermanyExposure8000m N.E. [31]
Robert William Milne June 5, 200549Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomOrgan failure due to freezing conditions8200m S.E. Ridge [119]
Tuk Bahadur Thapa Magar Sherpa April 7, 2006AmericanFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAltitude5500m N.E. Ridge [31]
Ang Phinjo Sherpa April 21, 200650AmericanFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche5900m Icefall [120]
Lhakpa Tseri April 21, 2006Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche5900m Icefall [120]
Dawa Temba April 21, 2006Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche5900m Icefall [120]
Jacques-Hugues Letrange May 6, 2006AmericanFlag of France.svg FranceExhaustionN.E. Ridge [31]
Srikrishna May 14, 2006IndianFlag of India.svg IndiaFall8600m N.E. Ridge [31]
David Sharp May 15, 200634 Asian Trekking Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomExposure and/or exhaustion8600m N.E. Ridge [121]
Tomas Olsson May 16, 200630Flag of Sweden.svg SwedenFall8700m Norton Couloir [31]
Vitor Negrete May 19, 200638 Asian Trekking Flag of Brazil.svg BrazilExposure and/or exhaustionCamp III, 8200m N.E. Ridge [122]
Igor Plyushkin May 22, 200654Flag of Russia.svg RussiaAltitude sickness7800m N.E. Ridge [31]
Thomas Weber May 25, 2006Flag of Germany.svg GermanyAltitude sickness8700m N.E. Ridge [123]
Dawa SherpaApril 26, 2007Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal7200m South Col [124]
Shinichi Ishii May 17, 2007Flag of Japan.svg Japan8650m [124]
Libor Kozak May 17, 2007Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic8300m [124]
Yoshitomi Okura May 16, 200762JapaneseFlag of Japan.svg JapanN.E. Ridge [31]
Maurizio Pierangelo May 17, 200746ItalianFlag of Italy.svg ItalyN.E. Ridge [31]
Oh Hee-joon May 17, 200737South KoreanFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaS.W. Face [125] [126]
Lee Hyun-jo May 17, 200734Flag of South Korea.svg South KoreaS.W. Face [125] [126]
Uwe Gianni Goltz May 22, 200844Sherpas documentary teamFlag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg SwitzerlandExhaustion8000m South Col [127]
Lhakpa Nuru May 7, 2009 Eco Everest Expedition Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalAvalanche Icefall [128]
Věslav Chrzaszcz May 18, 200947Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech RepublicHeart attack [31]
Wenhong Wu May 19, 200941Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaAltitude sickness8750m [31]
Frank Ziebarth May 21, 200929Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaHypothermia and lack of oxygen8700m North Summit [31]
László Várkonyi April 26, 201054Flag of Hungary.svg HungaryAvalanche crevasse fallNorth Col [129]
Tom Jørgensen May 19, 201056Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark HACE [31]
Peter Kinloch May 26, 201028InternationalFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomExhaustion8600m [130]
Rick Hitch May 1, 201155InternationalFlag of the United States.svg United StatesHeart attack7010m [131]
Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya May 9, 201182NepalFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAltitude sicknessBase Camp [132]
Takashi Ozaki May 12, 201158InternationalFlag of Japan.svg JapanAltitude sickness8400m The Balcony [133]
John Delaney May 21, 201142InternationalFlag of Ireland.svg IrelandAltitude sickness8400m The Balcony [134]
Hiroaki Kino September 15, 201148Flag of Japan.svg Japan Cerebral apoplexy Lower Icefall [135] [136]
Dawa Tenzing April 5, 2012 Himex Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalStroke (CVA) Icefall [137] [138]
Karsang Namgyal Sherpa April 19, 2012Prestige AdventuresFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalAltitude sicknessBase Camp [138] [139]
Ramesh Gulve April 20, 201233Pune teamFlag of India.svg IndiaStrokeBase Camp [138] [140]
Namgyal Tshering Sherpa April 21, 201228Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasseCamp I [138] [141]
Shriya Shah-Klorfine May 19, 201233Utmost AdventuresFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaExhaustionBelow Balcony 8300m [138] [142]
Eberhard Schaaf May 19, 201261 Asian Trekking Flag of Germany.svg GermanyCerebral oedemaHillary Step [138] [142]
Song Won-bin May 19, 201244Korean Everest & Lhotse ExpeditionFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaFallBalcony [138] [142]
Ha Wenyi May 20, 201255Mountain ExperienceFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaSuspected altitude sicknessBalcony [138] [143]
Juan José Polo Carbayo May 20, 201243Himalayan GuidesFlag of Spain.svg SpainExhaustion8300m N.E. Ridge [138] [144]
Ralf D. Arnold May 20, 201243MonterosaFlag of Germany.svg GermanyExhaustion and related complications after breaking leg at Second Step8300m N.E. Ridge [138] [144]
Mingma Sherpa April 7, 201345Destination HimalayaFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFalling into a crevasseBetween Camps I and II in the Western Cwm [145]
DaRita Sherpa May 5, 201337International Mountain GuidesFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalSuspected cardiac arrestCamp III on south side [146]
Sergey Ponomarev May 5, 20137 Summits Club Everest expeditionFlag of Russia.svg RussiaSuspected cardiac arrestAt 100m above ABC on north side (at about 6500m) [147]
Lobsang Sherpa May 7, 201322Chinese expedition teamFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallBetween Camp II and Camp III on descent from Camp IV (on south side) [148]
Alexey Bolotov May 15, 201350Russian South-West Face expeditionFlag of Russia.svg RussiaFall5600m Icefall [149] [150]
Namgyal Sherpa May 17, 201335Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal8300m N.E. Ridge [151]
Seo Sung-ho May 21, 201333Zero to 8848 expeditionFlag of South Korea.svg South KoreaSuspected altitude sicknessOn descent (south side) [152]
Sajal Khaled
(Mohammed Khaled Hossain)
May 21, 201335Flag of Bangladesh.svg BangladeshSuspected altitude sicknessSouth Col Camp [152]
Unknown climber May 22, 2013Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalSuspected altitude sicknessCamp IV (south side) in tent [153]
Mingma Tenzing Sherpa April 2, 2014Peak Freaks ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   Nepal HAPE Everest Base Camp [154]
Mingma Nuru Sherpa April 18, 201446NBC Everest ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   Nepal 2014 Mount Everest Avalanche Icefall [12]
Dorji Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Ang Tshiri Sherpa April 18, 2014AAI Everest Expedition 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Nima Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Tenzing Chottar Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Phurba Ongyal Sherpa April 18, 2014 Adventure Consultants Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Lapka Tenjing Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Dorjee Khatri April 18, 2014Adventurist Everest Expedition 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Then Dorjee Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Phur Temba Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Pasang Karma Sherpa April 18, 2014Jagged Globe Everest Expedition 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Ankaji Sherpa April 18, 2014Everest Chinese Dream Expedition 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
PemTenji Sherpa April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Aash Bahadur Gurung April 18, 2014Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Icefall [12]
Daniel Paul Fredinburg April 25, 2015332015 Jagged Globe Everest ExpeditionFlag of the United States.svg United States Base Camp avalanche following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake Base Camp [14] [15] [16] [155]

[156] [157] [158] [159]

Marisa Eve Girawong April 25, 201528H.G. Nuptse Expedition 2015Flag of the United States.svg United StatesBase Camp [156] [157] [158] [159]
Thomas Ely Taplin April 25, 201561TET Films & PhotographyFlag of the United States.svg United StatesBase Camp [157] [160]
Pemba Sherpa April 25, 201519 Adventure Consultants Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [161] [162]
Dawa Tsering Sherpa April 25, 201533Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [162]
Maila (Milan) Rai April 25, 201541Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [161]
Chhimi Dawa Sherpa April 25, 201527Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [162]
Pema Yishi (Hissi) Sherpa April 25, 2015Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [161] [162]
Pasang Temba Sherpa April 25, 2015Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition (or H.G. Everest Expedition 2015)Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [163]
Krishna Kumar Rai April 25, 2015Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [163]
Tenzing (Tengien) Bhote April 25, 2015Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159] [164]
Renu Fotedar April 25, 201549First Chinese Women Everest ExpeditionFlag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Flag of India.svg India
Base Camp [158] [159] [163]
Lhakpa Chhiring Sherpa April 25, 201533Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159]
Vinh B Truong April 25, 201548TrekkerFlag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
Base Camp [157] [158]
Shiva Kumar Shrestha April 25, 201525Step Up Campaign EverestFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalBase Camp [158] [159]
Unknown climberApril 25, 2015 ? ? ?Base Camp [164] [158]
Jangbu Sherpa May 1, 2015 Adventure Consultants Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalDied in Kathmandu due to injuries sustained in the Base Camp avalanche following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake Base Camp [158] [161] [162]
Charles MacAdamsMay 11, 201662Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaCardiac eventBase Camp North Side [165] [166] [167]
Phurba SherpaMay 19, 201625Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFallNear summit [168]
Eric Arnold May 21, 201635 Arnold Coster ExpeditionsFlag of the Netherlands.svg NetherlandsAltitude sicknessSouth Col / Camp IV [168] [169] [170] [171]
Marisa Elizabeth StrydomMay 22, 201634Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa

Snow blindness, strokeNear Camp IV [168] [171] [172] [173]
Subhash Pal May 22, 201644Trekking Camp NepalFlag of India.svg IndiaAltitude sicknessAround Camp III [174] [175]
Paresh Chandra NathMay 22, 201658Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureThe Balcony [176]
Goutam GhoshMay 22, 201650Flag of India.svg IndiaExposureThe Balcony [176]
Min Bahadur Sherchan May 5, 201785?Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalHeart AttackBase Camp [177]
Roland YearwoodMay 20, 201750Everest Parivar TreksFlag of the United States.svg United StatesAltitude sicknessBalcony [178] [179]
Vladimír ŠtrbaMay 21, 201748Everest Hard Way Slovak Expedition 2017Flag of Slovakia.svg SlovakiaAltitude sicknessCamp IV, in the tent [180] [181]
Francesco Enrico MarchettiMay 21, 201754Expedition HimalayaFlag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaAltitude sicknessCamp IV [182] [183]
Ravi KumarMay 21, 201727Arun Treks and ExpeditionFlag of India.svg IndiaFall into a 200m crevasseBalcony [184] [185]
Lam Babu SherpaMay 14, 201845Seven Summit TreksFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalDisappearance (reportedly suffered from snow blindness)Above South Col [186] [187]
Pasang Norbu SherpaMay 18, 2018417 Summits Club ExpeditionFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalStroke8550m N.E. Ridge [187]
Gjeorgi PetkovMay 20, 201863Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition Spring 2018Flag of North Macedonia.svg North MacedoniaCardiac arrestAbove Camp III [188] [189]
Nobukazu Kuriki May 21, 201836SoloFlag of Japan.svg JapanHypothermia, had previously reported "persistent cough and pain" during attemptCamp II [190] [191]
Damai Sarki SherpaMay 21, 201837Himalayan Ascent, Seven Summit TreksFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasseCamp II [192]
Séamus (Shay) LawlessMay 16, 201939Seven Summit TreksFlag of Ireland.svg IrelandPresumed dead after fallBalcony [193]
Ravi ThakarMay 17, 201928Flag of India.svg IndiaAltitude sicknessCamp 4 [194]
Donald CashMay 22, 201955Pioneer AdventuresFlag of the United States.svg United StatesAltitude sicknessHillary Step [195]
Nihal BagwanMay 23, 201927Peak PromotionsFlag of India.svg IndiaExhaustion on descentnear South Col [196] [197]
Ernst LandgrafMay 23, 201965Kobler & PartnersFlag of Austria.svg AustriaExhaustion on descentTibet side at 8600m after summiting [196] [198] [197]
Anjali S KulkarniMay 23, 201954Transcent or Arun TreksFlag of India.svg IndiaExhaustion on descentNear Camp IV [196] [199]
Kalpana Dash May 23, 201952Dreamers Destination TreksFlag of India.svg IndiaExhaustion on descentNear Balcony [196] [197]
Kevin HynesMay 24, 201956360 ExpeditionsFlag of Ireland.svg IrelandAltitude sicknessNorth Col [200]
Dhruba BistaMay 24, 2019Himalayan Ecstasy (Ski) TreksFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalExhaustion and altitude sicknessBase Camp following evacuation from Camp III [201]
Robin Haynes FisherMay 25, 201944Summit Climb/ Everest Parivar Expedition LtdFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United KingdomExhaustion during descent100 metres below peak [202]
Christopher Jon KulishMay 27, 201962Climbing the Seven SummitsFlag of the United States.svg United StatesCardiac event during descentSouth Col [203] [204]
Puwei LiuMay 12, 202155Seven Summit TreksFlag of the United States.svg United StatesExhaustionNear South Summit [205]
Abdul WaraichMay 12, 202141Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland
Pemba Tashi SherpaMay 18, 202128Climbing the Seven SummitsFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevasseBetween Camp I & Camp II [206]
Wong Dorchi SherpaMay 23, 20217 Summits ClubFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall into a crevassenear Camp II [207]
Ngimi Tenji SherpaApril 14, 202238IMGFlag of Nepal.svg   NepalExhaustion and collapse'Football Field' near Icefall [208]
Pavel KostrikinMay 7, 202255Flag of Russia.svg RussiaFell sickCamp I [209]
Dipak MahatMay 12, 202232Flag of Nepal.svg   NepalFall6440 m [210]

See also

Annotations

  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. [21]
  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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