As Hill has suffered from overexposure, other significant women of Everest have gone unnoticed, especially among the sherpanis.
More deaths on Everest underscore its problems with overcrowding and unstable weather and geography, writes Nick Heil.
He was last seen 800 feet from the top of Everest, disappearing into the clouds, never to return.
mountain between Nepal and Tibet, named 1865 for Sir George Everest (1790-1866), surveyor-general of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolangma "mother goddess of the world."