British explorer Kenton Cool has successfully climbed Everest 11 times and holds the British record for the most Everest summits. In 2011, he sent the first tweet from the world’s highest peak and also made a 3G call by his Samsung Galaxy SII. According to a British news portal, Samsung sponsored Cool’s ascent and gave him a free handset to tweet from.
13. Nepali citizens Appa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi hold the record of climbing Everest for amazing 21 times.
Appa is nicknamed ”The Tiger Of The Himalayas” and ”Super Sherpa” while Tashi is known for a superior climber who holds the record of climbing Everest for three times in a season in 2007.
14. Mount Everest has many names.
Nepali people call Everest by the names Sagarmatha i.e. “forehead of the sky” and Chomolungma i.e. ”mother of the universe”. In early 1960s, the government of Nepal officially named it Mount Everest.