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Nepal and Nepalese in Guinness Book of World Records

Shortest Man in the World
Who
Khagendra Thapa Magar
Where
Nepal
When
October 14, 2010
Details
The current Shortest Man in the world is Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepal, b.14 October 1992), who measures 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 ft) tall, as verified at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal, on 14 October 2010. A Guinness World Records Adjudicator flew out to Nepal to measure Khagendra on the eve of his 18th birthday and certified the record.

Mt Everest, Youngest successful climber
Who
Temba Tsheri Sherpa
Where
Nepal
When
July 23, 2000
Details
Temba Tsheri Sherpa (Nepal; b. 6 May 1985) successfully summited Mt Everest on 23 May 2001, aged 16 years 7 days.

Earliest ascent of Mt Everest without oxygen
Who
Reinhold Messner
Where
Nepal
When
May 08, 1978
Details
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.

Earliest person to climb all 8,000-m peaks
Who
Reinhold Messner
Where
Nepal
When
October 16, 1986
Details
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.

Youngest person to climb the Seven Summits including Kosciuszko (male)
Who
Rhys Miles Jones
Where
Nepal
When
May 17, 2006
Details
The youngest person to successfully climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents (Kosicuszko List) is Rhys Miles Jones (UK, b. 17 May 1986). He completed his seventh and final summit, on Mt Everest, on his twentieth birthday in 2006.

Youngest person to climb the Seven Summits including Kosciuszko (female)
Who
Samantha Larson
Where
Nepal
When
May 17, 2007
Details
The youngest person to climb the seven summits (including Kosciuszko) is Samantha Larson (USA, b. 7 October 1988) who reached the seventh peak, Mt Everest, on 17 May 2007 aged 18 years 222 days.

Highest mobile phone call
Who
Rod Baber
Where
Nepal
When
May 21, 2007
Details
The highest altitude at which a land based mobile phone call was successfully made is 8,848 m (29,029 ft), achieved by Rod Baber (UK) using a Motorola MOTO Z8 on the summit of Mt Everest, Nepal, at 12.52 am GMT on 21 May 2007.

Oldest person to climb the Seven Summits including Kosciuszko (female)
Who
Jeanne Stawiecki
Where
United States
When
May 22, 2007
Details
The oldest woman to climb the Seven Summits including Kosciuszko is Jeanne Stawiecki (USA, b. 24 June 1950), who completed her last climb (Mt Everest, Nepal) on 22 May 2007, aged 57 years and 36 days.

Oldest person to climb Mt Everest (female)
Who
Tamae Watanabe
Where
Nepal
When
July 16, 2001
Details
Tamae Watanabe (Japan) (b. 21 November 1938) reached the summit of Mt Everest at the age of 63 years 177 days at 9:55 a.m. on 16 May 2002, becoming the oldest woman ever to do so.

Oldest person to climb Mt Everest (male)
Who
Min Bahadur Sherchan
Where
When
May 25, 2008
Details
According to the Senior Citizen Mt Everest Expedition (SECEE), Min Bahadur Sherchan (Nepal, b.20 June 1931) reached the highest point on Earth on 25 May 2008 at the age of 76 years 340 days.

Longest marathon reading aloud
Who
Deepak Sharma Bajagain
Where
Nepal
When
September 24, 2008
Details
The longest marathon reading aloud is 113 hours 15 minutes achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the Tudikhel Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal, from 19 to 24 September 2008.

Most cloves of garlic eaten in one minute
Who
Deepak Sharma Bajagain
Where
Nepal
When
December 01, 2009
Details
The most cloves of garlic eaten in one minute is 34 and was achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the Direction Exhibition & Convention Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 1 December 2009.

Table tennis bat and ball control – duration
Who
Deepak Sharma Bajagain
Where
Nepal
When
December 01, 2009
Details
The longest control of a table tennis ball with a table tennis bat is 4 hours, 39 minutes, 52 seconds and was achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the National Sports Council’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal, on 1 December 2009.

Most conquests of Mt. Everest
Who
Apa Sherpa
Where
Nepal
When
May 21, 2010
Details
Apa Sherpa (Nepal) reached the summit of Mt Everest for the 20th time on 21 May 2010, the most times anyone has ever successfully climbed the world’s highest mountain.

Most stamps licked in one minute
Who
Deepak Sharma Bajagain
Where
Nepal
When
August 06, 2010
Details
The most stamps licked in one minute is 70 and was achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at Hindu Vidya Peeth-Nepal in Balkumari, Lalitpur, Nepal, on 6 August 2010.

Most golf balls held in one hand
Who
Rohit Timilsina
Where
Nepal
When
May 15, 2010
Details
The most golf balls held in one hand for 10 seconds is 24 by Guillaume Doyon (Canada) at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on 30 November 2009. This record was equalled by Rohit Timilsina (Nepal) in Dharmasthali, Kathmandu, Nepal on 15 May 2010.

Most golf balls held in one hand
Who
Rohit Timilsina
Where
Nepal
When
May 15, 2010
Details
The most golf balls held in one hand for 10 seconds is 24 by Guillaume Doyon (Canada) at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on 30 November 2009. This record was equalled by Rohit Timilsina (Nepal) in Dharmasthali, Kathmandu, Nepal on 15 May 2010.

Earliest bowler to take 10 wickets in a limited overs international
Who
Mehboob Alam
Where
United Kingdom
When
May 25, 2008
Details
The earliest bowler to take all 10 wickets in an ICC international cricket match with limited overs was Mehboob Alam (Nepal) for Nepal against Mozambique in Jersey, UK, on 25 May 2008. The match was contested as part of the 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division V competition.

Largest clear-up on Everest
Who
Nepali Eco Everest Expeditions
Where
Nepal
When
2010
Details
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 kg removed in 2010. This latest clean-up expedition was led by Apa Sherpa (Nepal), who broke his record for most ascents of Everest with his 20th climb.

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