According to a new study, there's an interesting trend going on: In the last 30 years, the success rate of summitting the mountain has doubled.
Meanwhile, the death rate has been constant since 1990; hovering at around 1 percent.
But what are the qualities of an ideal Mount Everest climber?
Lead author Raymond Huey tells Inverse the definition of the "ideal climber" changes with the climber's goal. That goal is often linked to the era that the climber is living in.