different routes are recognized as completed on Everest.
1.) May 29,
1953: First Summit: Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Percival
Hillary (New Zealand) via the South-East Ridge Route. (Western
Cwm, Lhotse face to the South-East ridge.) A picture of the
route is here.
2.) May 25, 1960: Chinese
team makes first Summit of Everest via the North Ridge.
3.) May 22, 1963: The
first ascent of the Everest West Ridge, actually the West
Ridge/North Face by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein.
Also the first traverse as
they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col.
24, 1975: Dougal
Haston and Doug Scott Summit via the South west face.
5.) May 13, 1979: Andrej
Stremfelj and Jernej Zaplotnik reached the Summit via the true West ridge
and descend via the Hornbein Couloir.
6.) May 10,
1980: Tsuneoh Shigehiro and Takashi Ozaki made the first full
ascent of the North Face (Japanese Couloir to the Hornbein Couloir)
7.) May 19,
1980: Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok followed the South
Pillar on on the right hand edge of the Southwest Face.
20, 1980: Solo:
Reinhold Messner (Italy) 8/20/80 via the North Col to the
North Face and the Great Couloir. He climbed for three days
entirely alone from his base camp at 6500 meters without the
use of artificial oxygen via the North Col/North Face route.
9.) May 4,
1982: 11 Russia climbers reached the Summit via the South West
Pillar left of the Great Central Gully on the Southwest
8, 1983: Lou Reichardt,
Kim Momb, and Carlos Buhler reached the Summit via the East or
3, 1984: Australians Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer
reached the Summit via the North Couloir (North Face to Norton
Couloir) without bottled oxygen.
12.) May 20,
1986: Canadian Sharon Wood became the first North American
woman to Summit Everest and climbed the new route of the west
Shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier and continued on to the
Summit via the Hornbein Couloir.
13.) May 12,
1988: British Stephen Venables, climbed a line to the left of the 1983 Kangshung Face route. Actually the
East Face-South Col-SE Ridge. Venables was the only member of
the expedition to reach the Summit.
11th, 1995: The first
ascent of the Northeast Ridge on May 11th, completed by Kiyoshi Furuno
(Japan), Shigeki Imoto (Japan), Dawa Tshering Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, and Nima Sherpa.
15.) May 20,
first ascent of the North-Northeast couloir by Peter Kuznetzov,
Valeri Kohanov and Grigori Semikolenkov.
variations have also been completed.