[FPSPACE] If people spend $70,000 to climb Mount Everest...

Brian Dunbar brian.dunbar at plexus.com
Thu Oct 7 14:42:20 EDT 2004


On Oct 7, 2004, at 12:07 PM, Jim Oberg wrote:

>  
> I thougt that only little more than 1000 had summitted, in total -- 
> but certainly, many more climb ON Everest every year without reaching 
> the top (or even intending to). That's how astronaut Karl Henize died, 
> as you recall.
>   
> And hundreds of people -- exact figure uncertain -- have died there, 
> including Karl -- another potential analog to space tourism.

Mostly exact figures on Everest

http://www.adventurestats.com/tables/allesum.htm

  Summits                                  Dates

1 -    150         29  May 1953    -      8 Oct 1983
151 -    300             8 Oct 1983    -     9 May 1990
301 -    450            9 May 1990    -   15 May 1992
451 -    600          15 May 1992    -      9 Oct 1993
601 -    750             9 Oct 1993    -   10 May 1996
751 -    900          10 May 1996    -   23 May 1997
901  - 1050          23 May 1997    -    15 Oct 1998
1051 -  1200           17 Oct 1998    -   17 May 2000
1201 -  1350          17 May 2000    -   22 May 2001
1351 -  1500          22 May 2001    -   25 May 2001

This fellow claims 179 deaths - 
http://www.alanarnette.com/alan/everestfaq.htm

~brian



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