Everest Records 2008

This year 257 climbers climbed atop Mt. Everest. As the Tibet side was closed by the Chinese authorities, Nepal received the bulk of the Everest expedition teams. This year The Nepalese Govt. collected over Rs.200 million as permit fee from 30 expeditions. Permit fees for two all Nepalese expeditions were waived.

Record number of summits in a day – On 22nd May, 77 mountaineers summitted Mt. Everest, thus creating a record of maximum number of ascents in a single day. The previous record was 65 ascents made in the year 2005.

Appa Sherpa- Broke his own record by making this his 18th ascent, the maximum made by any person.

Min Bahadur Sherchan – The 77 years old from Myagdi district, Nepal became the oldest person to climb Everest.

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