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EverestHistory.com: Everest Summits in the 1960's


18 climbers are credited with reaching the Summit of Everest in the 1960's. They are:

# DATE CLIMBER ROUTE Expedition Leader Nationality
7. May 25, 1960 Wang Fu-chou North Col-North East Ridge Chinese Shih Cahn-chun Chinese
8. May 25, 1960 Konbu aka Gonpa North Col-North East Ridge Chinese Shih Cahn-chun Tibetan
9. May 25, 1960 Chu Ying-hua North Col-North East Ridge Chinese Shih Cahn-chun Chinese
10. May 1, 1963 Jim Whittaker South East Ridge American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth American
11. May 1, 1963 Nawang Gombu Sherpa (1) South East Ridge American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth Sherpa
12 May 22, 1963 Barry Bishop South East Ridge American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth American
13 May 22, 1963 Lute Jerstad South East Ridge American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth American
14 May 22, 1963 Will Unsoeld West Ridge/North Face. Also the first traverse as they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col. American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth American
15 May 22, 1963 Tom Hornbein West Ridge/North Face. Also the first traverse as they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col. American Norman G. Dyhrenfurth American
16 May 20, 1965 A. S. Cheema South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
17 May 20, 1965 Nawang Gombu Sherpa (2) South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
18 May 22, 1965 Sonam Gyatso South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
19 May 22, 1965 Sonam Wangyal South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
20. May 24, 1965 C. P. Vohra South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
21 May 24, 1965 Ang Kami Sherpa South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India/Sherpa
22 May 29, 1965 H. P. S. Ahluwalia South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
23 May 29, 1965 H. C. S. Rawat South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli India
24 May 29, 1965 Phu Dorje Sherpa South East Ridge India M.S. Kohli Nepal/Sherpa

(#) Indicates Summit first, second, third, etc of that person...

Others who could has reached the summit: Chinese sources reported Summits in 1969 by Chen Chien-Ming, Wang Ming-Yudan, and Yen Tung-Liang but never confirmed. These 1969 summits have never been recognized.

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