Grant is the 31st Kiwi to climb Mt Everest

A quick check in the records ( valid up to 2009) show that unless there have been more Kiwi’s on the top since then, Grant would be the 31st. And if not, he would easil be in the first 40 Kiwis to have done the feat, joining such illustrious climbs like Edmund and Peter Hillary, Rob Hall, Gary Ball, Mark Whetu et al. Some of these have made multiple ascents, so my statement above just covers specific individuals, and not ascent numbers.

Hope you have enjoyed the ‘ride’ so far….



Posted on May 19, 2012, in Everest 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. this is so Awesome! Well Done Axe, you da man!


  2. Rod and Lynne Pulford

    Congratulations Grant from all the team at the Stratford Mountain House taranaki. Great effort


  3. Fantastic achievement!! Congratulations from the team at the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.


  4. paul lampathakis

    can someone please tell me if Margaret watroba made it — am a good friend of hers and we’re all awaiting news


  5. Greg and Yoke

    Mate – overawed by your achievement. We will see you soon enough. Love and kisses – me also.


  6. rachael adams

    Awesome News Grant! well done to you, Ngaere and Jack are very happy! so are we, congrates, bet view was amazing! can t wait to see photos. rach and john


  7. Fantastic achievment Grant! You are a true champ. It will stay for the rest of your life for ever. See you in Sing one day.


  8. Amazing news !


  9. Such brilliant news!!! Huge congratulations! Now that is what I would call the perfect day….a view from the top of the world! Safe climb down….enjoy the celebrations when you are down at base camp!!! Well done! Rach.


  10. Christian Schmollinger

    So Awesome Axe! Congratulations. Have a safe walk down.


  11. Wow wow wow!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!


  12. Kate (Isadora) Smith

    Congratulations once again. Absolutely thrilled for you Cheers Kate S (UK)


  13. So happy to hear you made it to the top of the world!


  14. Adam Parore was the 35th in May 2011.Excluding multiple ascents by people like Dean Staples. The list is on the NZAC website.


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