Mount Everest by George Koursaros

This data visualization explores the main milestones in the quest to summit the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

Over the decades this pursuit has become synonymous with our civilization's most ambitious dreams and a symbol of what humanity can achieve.

This visualization uses publicly available data from the to analyze the number of summits and casualties, since the first recorded attempt in 1921.

Over the next century, the mountain will claim the lives of over 300 climbers and will be the achievement of a lifetime for 10000 others.