↓ Skip to main content

Everest 60 years on: what next?

Overview of attention for article published in Extreme Physiology & Medicine, June 2013
Altmetric Badge

Mentioned by

twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

dimensions_citation
2 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
10 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Everest 60 years on: what next?
Published in
Extreme Physiology & Medicine, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/2046-7648-2-20
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael PW Grocott, Denny ZH Levett

Abstract

On 29 May 1953, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary stood on the 8,848 m (29,029 ft) summit of Mount Everest, finally demonstrating that humans could overcome the physical and mental challenges required to conquer the world's highest peak. The 60th anniversary of this event is sadly the first with no member of the original expedition alive, since the death of George Lowe on 20 March 2013 at the age of 89 The successful 1953 expedition followed seven British expeditions to the north side of Everest during the 1920s and 30s. Although unsuccessful, these early expeditions achieved impressive altitudes. On several occasions, climbers exceeded 8,000 m (26,246 ft) both with supplemental oxygen (1922, 8,320 m/27,300 ft) and without (1924, 8,570 m/28120 ft; 1938, 8,230 m/27,000 ft).

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profile of 1 tweeter who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 10 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 10%
South Africa 1 10%
Unknown 8 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 50%
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 10%
Unspecified 1 10%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Chemistry 1 10%
Sports and Recreations 1 10%
Unspecified 1 10%
Engineering 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 June 2013.
All research outputs
#4,606,430
of 6,228,985 outputs
Outputs from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#74
of 85 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,418
of 99,423 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#3
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 6,228,985 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 15th percentile – i.e., 15% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 85 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.7. This one is in the 5th percentile – i.e., 5% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 99,423 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 17th percentile – i.e., 17% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 3 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one.