Legendary Ang Rita Sherpa passes away

Legendary Ang Rita Sherpa passes away


Ang Rita Sherpa, often known as the ‘Snow Leopard’ within the mountaineering sector, handed away this morning at his residence in Jorpati. He was 72.

FILE – Mountain information Ang Rita Sherpa who has climbed Mt. Everest ten instances, look on throughout a press convention in Katmandu, on November 29, 2009. Photograph: AP

In keeping with this household, Sherpa breathed his final at round 10:40am.

He had been affected by mind and liver illnesses for a very long time and had been residing together with his daughter.

Born within the mountain village of Yillajung in japanese Nepal in 1948, he began his mountaineering profession as a porter on the age of 15. Initially, he labored as low altitude porter for Dhaulagiri expeditions. Step by step, he began dreaming huge and eventually on 7 Could 1983, he succeeded in scaling Mt Everest with a German-American group, with out utilizing bottled oxygen. Simply 4 years later, he made his first winter ascent to the highest of the world.

Sherpa went on to collectively set up his personal trekking and expedition firm — Ang Rita Trek and Expedition.

Sherpa was awarded with a Guinness World File certificates in 2017 for making essentially the most variety of profitable ascents on Mt Everest (8,848 m) with out utilizing supplementary oxygen. Sherpa made it to the highest of the world for the 10th time with out supplementary oxygen in 1996. And until date nobody has been capable of beat his world file.

Ang Rita’s Everest conquests


  1. Could 7, 1983 South-East Ridge
  2. Oct 15, 1984 South Pillar, however descended from the South-East Ridge
  3. April 29, 1985 South-East Ridge
  4. Dec 22, 1987 South-East Ridge
  5. Oct 14, 1988 South-East Ridge
  6. April 23, 1990 South-East Ridge
  7. Could 13, 1992 South-East Ridge
  8. Could 16, 1993 South-East Ridge
  9. Could 13, 1995 North Col -North East Ridge
  10. Could 23, 1996 South-East Ridge

First Class Gorkha Dakshina Bahu and First Class Tri Shakti Patta have been additionally conferred on Sherpa for his feats.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Affiliation, stated, “The whole mountaineering neighborhood mourns the demise of the legendary mountaineer,” he stated.

Tshering stated Ang Rita’s physique had been stored in a monastery in Sherpa Service Centre, Tusal — Boudha. The funeral ceremony will happen on Wednesday at 8:00am in Pachali Ghat, Teku.

In the meantime, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took to Twitter to precise his condolences. “I’m saddened by the demise of legendary Ang Rita Sherpa who had efficiently scaled Mt Everest 10 instances with out utilizing supplementary oxygen. I specific my heartfelt condolence to his household and well-wishers. His information will all the time be remembered.”

Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai tweeted, “I’m saddened to listen to the passing away of legendary climber, Ang Rita Sherpa.

His contribution to mountaineering and tourism of Nepal could be very huge. Coronary heart-felt condolences to the bereaved household.”

“We’ve got misplaced the revered mountain information Ang Rita Sherpa.

His contribution as a information and climber has been incomparable.

He’ll all the time be remembered within the area of mountain tourism,” stated Mira Acharya, director of Mountaineering Division of Division of Tourism.

Ang Rita is survived by two sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on September 22, 2020, of The Himalayan Instances.

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