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Fastest ascent of Mt Everest (North side)

Hans Kammerlander (Italy) completed the fastest ever ascent of Mt Everest on the northern side, making the climb from base camp to the summit in 16 hr 45 min on 23 and 24 May 1996. He left for the summit at 5 p.m. on 23 May and reached the summit at 9:45 a.m. the following day. A substantial portion of his descent was on skis.

Fastest time to build a three-level house of cards

The fastest time to build a three-level house of cards is 11.37 seconds, achieved by Binita Agrawal (Nepal), in Birgunj, Parsa, Nepal, on 23 September 2011. This record was broken on the Guinness World Record Challengers site (Challengers’ tag: agrawalbinita ): http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/challenges/6-fastest-time-to-build-a-three-level-house-of-cards

First ascent of Mt Everest without oxygen

Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) made the first successful ascent of Mt Everest without supplemental oxygen on 8 May 1978. This feat is regarded by some purist mountaineers as the first ‘true’ ascent of Everest, since overcoming the effects of altitude (i.e. the low oxygen content of the air) is the greatest challenge facing high-altitude climbers.

First person to climb all 8,000-m peaks

Reinhold Messner (Italy) became the first person to climb the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000 m (26,246 ft) when he summited Lhotse (8,501 m; 27,890 ft) on the Nepal¬≠/Tibet border, on 16 October 1986. His quest had started in June 1970, and the difficulty of this feat is illustrated by the fact that by the second half of 2005, only 12 people had achieved it. In mountaineering circles the ‘8,000ers’ are regarded as the ultimate challenge and seen as more prestigious than the ‘seven summits’. Continue reading →

Highest marathon

The highest start to a marathon is for the biennially-held Everest Marathon, first run on 27 November 1987. It begins at Gorak Shep, 5,212 m (17,100 ft) and ends at Namche Bazar, 3,444 m (11,300 ft). The fastest times to complete this race are, men 3 hrs 50 mins 23 secs by Hari Roka (Nepal) in 2000, and women 4 hrs 35 mins 4 secs by Anna Frost (New Zealand) in 2009. The current women’s record was broken in 2009. The previous record was 5 Continue reading →

Largest clear-up on Everest

Since 2008, the Nepali Eco Everest Expeditions have involved annual trips to the world’s highest mountain to clear away garbage from previous climbs, removing a total of 12,000 kg of ropes, tents, food packaging, oxygen bottles, gas canisters and other discarded remnants of mountaineering gear. The 2008 expedition saw the removal of 965 kg of refuse; a record 6,000 kg (including 700 kg of debris from an Italian helicopter that crashed in 1973 and 115 kg of human waste) was cleared in 2009; and 5,000 Continue reading →

Longest marathon television talk show

The longest time to continuously present a talk show programme on broadcast TV is 62 hr 12 min and was hosted by Rabi Lamichhane (Nepal) on News 24 TV in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 11 to 14 April 2013. Rabi Lamichhane talked to politicians, actors, singers, sports personalities, entrepreneurs and journalists during his marathon talk show on the theme “Buddha was born in Nepal”, and also took phone calls from viewers. The attempt was supported by Welcome Event Management.

Longest handshake

The longest handshake lasted 42 hours and 35 minutes and was achieved by Dinesh Timilsina and Pawan Timilsina (both Nepal) at the Everest College of Multiple Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal on 4-6 March 2011. Dinesh and Pawan are brothers. They started their attempt at 1pm on the 4th and finished at 7.35am on the 6th March. They attempted the record with the motive of spreading the name of their college and Nepal to the world.