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Everest 2005 summit - the latest summit date in 45 years!
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May 21, 2005 04: 32 EST
Although there are rumors of summits on Everest north side - they are not yet confirmed. Instead, there are reports of climbers who have had to turn back. The push teams (Indians, Finns, Spanish, Slovenians, Americans, Brits, and other) report a tough climb and problems with ropes.

Windy and cold

Catalan “Esplugues al Everest”, the expedition who wants to pay tribute to Oscar Cadiach (K2 Magic Line), Carles Vallés, and Toni Sors who accomplished the second Spanish and first Catalan climb on Everest in full monsoon season twenty yeras ago, told ExWeb this morning that they had to turn back at 8500 meters due to bitter cold and strong wind.

As we wait for confirmations of tonights summit push, let's check out some past summit history. In fact Everest hasn't had such a late summit in 45 years! Here are all the first spring summit dates since 1953:

The first spring summit dates in the history of Everest climbing

1953 May 29
1956 May 23
1960 May 25
1963 May 1
1965 May 20
1970 May 11
1973 May 5
1975 May 16
1976 May 16
1978 May 3
1979 May 13
1980 May 3
1982 April 5
1983 May 7
1984 April 4
1985 April 21
1986 May 20
1988 May 5
1989 May 10
1990 April 23
1991 May 8
1992 May 10
1993 April 13
1994 May 8
1995 May 7
1996 May 10
1997 April 26
1998 May 18
1999 May 5
2000 May 15
2001 May 19
2002 May 16
2004 May 15

Image of Everest summit, ExplorersWeb files.
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