Partha Dey, summited Mount Everest at 7.20am on 20th May 2011 and stood at 8,850m – 29,029ft above sea level.

Partha’s climbing resume
2011 Mt Everest, Himalayas – 8,849
2010 Ben Nevis, Tower Ridge – 1,344m
2007 Mt Ama Dablam, Himalayas – 6,876m
2007 Weissmies, Switzerland – 4,006m
2006 Island peak, Himalayas – 6,250m
2006 Petit Aiguille Verte, France – 4,000m
2005 Base Camp Everest – 5,800m
2003 Summit of Mount Blanc – 4,810m
2003 Mount Blanc de Tacul, France – 4,248 m
2003 Cosmiques Route, France – 3,849m
2003 Cairngorms, Scotland
2002 Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa – 5,685m

All Himalayan climbing would not be possible without the invaluable help and support of the Sherpas.

Other highlights

  • 2009 Ironman UK
    3.8km Swim | 180km Bike | 26.2 Mile Run
  • Qualified pilot – PPL holder

Press & Sponsorship

The University of Bedfordshire sponsored Partha to help in the research into global warming. Professor Angus Duncan, Head of the Research Graduate School, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Partha in this project. Much of this information will not have been documented and would otherwise be lost as the older people progressively pass away.”
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Interesting Facts About Mount Everest


Mount Everest remains to be the highest mountain on Earth as is measured by its height from the summit, which is above sea level. (8,850 metres)


Edmund Hillary along with Sherpa Tenzing Norway was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29th May, 1953. They reached at 11:30 a.m. and although they attributed the success to the whole group, Tenzing later admitted it was Edmund Hillary who first set his foot on the summit!


Mount Everest is a part of the Himalayan range and is located between the Sagarmatha Zone, Tibet, Nepal and China.


Mount Everest is known by several other names as well! In Tibet, Mount Everest is known as Chomolungma or Qomolangma. The Chinese translated this as Shèngmǔ Fēng, a name that is rarely used. Locals in Darjeeling named it as Deodungha, which means Holy Mountain.


There are two important routes to climb Mount Everest. One such route is from the southeast ridge from Nepal and the other is the northeast ridge from Tibet. The former is considered to be relatively easier to climb Mount Everest. Apart from these routes, there are other routes, which are not frequently used.


The first people who climbed Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen via the southeast ridge were Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. They achieved this feat on 8 May 1978.


Reinhold Messner also reached the summit of Mount Everest; solo, for the first time on August 20, 1980. He used a rather difficult route this time, through the Northwest side.


Bahadur Sherchan remains to be the oldest climber at 76 years to successfully climb Mount Everest. He achieved this feat on 25 May 2008.