Countries with the Most Ascents of Mount Everest

Can you name the countries of the world whose citizens have reached the summit of Mt. Everest the greatest number of times?
Through 25 Apr 2017. Source.
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedMay 29, 2017
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Ascents
Country
3620
Nepal
727
United States
435
China
385
United Kingdom
347
India
214
Japan
171
Russia
Ascents
Country
129
South Korea
120
Canada
115
France
105
Australia
98
Spain
93
New Zealand
78
Italy
Ascents
Country
75
Germany
68
Switzerland
53
Mexico
51
Austria
50
Poland
42
Norway
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Level 58
Dec 23, 2019
Nice quiz! Suprised on Austria and South Korea is on the list
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Level 76
Dec 23, 2019
Austria really isn't, it's an Alpine country with a long mountaineering tradition
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Level 71
Dec 29, 2019
Koreans love mountain climbing. I spend my life trying to avoid it, not always successfully. (I live in Korea, and I'm Korean.)
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2019
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Level 52
Dec 23, 2019
Missed one, Norway. Guess where i live? Damn it!
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2020
Equatorial Guinea?
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2020
East Timor?
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Level 44
Feb 24, 2020
Ethiopia?
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Level 31
Feb 24, 2020
Eritrea?
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Level 22
Feb 25, 2020
Eswatini?
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Level 47
Feb 25, 2020
North Korea?
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Level 51
Dec 23, 2019
Wow australia and new zealand
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2019
Sir Edmund Hillary (first person to scale Everest) was from New Zealand
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2020
Please don't forget Tenzing Norgay. I believe he may have been with Hillary? Am I wrong?
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
You are correct, and not let us forget that the British Expedition to climb Mt. Everest was led by John Hunt and 10 other British climbers, 2 New Zealanders and 2 Sherpas. There was also 150 Nepalese porters who helped to carry the equipment up to the lower stages. Hillary and Norgay were lucky enough to be given the OK for the final assault after the high base camps had been set up by other climbers. Not enough thanks was given to all those involved as the 'Stars' of the show have kept very quiet.
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2020
Hillary and Norgay made a pact to not tell anyone who actually summited first. Many years later, Norgay revealed in his book it was, in fact, Hillary who stepped on the summit first. But of course they did it together.
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Level 69
Feb 26, 2020
The point of the comment was to explain that New Zealand is a not surprising entry on this list, not to give credit to everyone who made the climb. Norgay is entirely irrelevant here.

It's fashionable now to cram previously-forgotten minorities into every conversation, like some sort of verbal tic: if there's a mention of Edmund Hillary, the virtue signalers rush to bring up Tenzig Norgay, if Watson and Crick come up we must immediately hear of Rosalind Franklin, etc. Norgay, Franklin, and (many of) the rest of them are certainly worth knowing about in their context, but the effort to dilute all historical claims of great men is absurd. Norgay wasn't a New Zealander; bringing him up here is, at best, thoughtless.

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Level 63
Mar 6, 2020
No one is trying to be fashionable here. Just giving credit where credit is due in the discussion about the first person to summit Everest (which was two people: Hillary and Norgay).
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2020
I'm so glad the Nepal sherpas are acknowledged in this quiz.
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2020
Of course.
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Level 55
Feb 23, 2020
Viva México!
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Level 62
Feb 23, 2020
I'm surprised how New Zealand has almost as many ascents as Australia.
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2020
Many more mountains in NZ than Australia (and much higher - there are well over 100 mountains in NZ higher than Australia's highest mountain) so maybe more interest in mountain climbing.
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Level 56
Feb 23, 2020
RIP my uncle who died in 2009 while ascending
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Level 56
Feb 23, 2020
;( <3
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Level 62
Feb 23, 2020
Sorry about your loss, that's sad :(
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2020
I *swear* I guessed Australia!!! Did I somehow manage to misspell it?! I hate it so much when that happens
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2020
Ugh I had norw typed in and just ran out of time. Unfortunate 19/20
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2020
Would have expected Fiji to have at least been top ten.
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2020
For Nepal that's just like their commute to work, though.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2020
Surprisingly easy. Good job on the quiz, anyway!
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Level 44
Feb 24, 2020
1:42 remaining
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Level 43
Feb 25, 2020
I'm intrigued by the social dynamic this represents - more money than sense? Too much time on their hands?
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Level 22
Jul 1, 2020
Can't believe I've got them all in 1:35 first try. Nice quiz!