Sherpas are the evergreen and all time heroes
of Everest who need no introduction and no limelight. While most
of the summiteers scale Mount Everest for pleasure, fun, self achievement,
adventure, or even for Guinness Book of Records, Sherpas do it for
their bread and butter. May be that is the reason why they do not
go after media hype but go on conquering the mountain top with silence
and perseverance as their risky profession is helping them to become
A glimpse of the Sherpa world record
holders and breakers:
Tenzing Norgary Sherpa, the first man on Everest in May 1953 together
with Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand.
Gombu Sherpa, the first person to reach the summit twice in May
Babu Chhiri Sherpa, the first man to stay the longest atop the
peak without oxygen for 21h in May 1999.
Babu Chhiri Sherpa, the first man to conquer Everest in 16h56m
in May 2000.
Temba Tsheri Sherpa, the youngest boy to scale Everest at the
age of 16 in May 2001.
Ming Kipa, the youngest to be on the top of Everest at the age
of 15 in May 2003.
Lhakpa Gyelu Sherpa, the fastest climber to scale Everest in 10h56m
in May 2003.
Appa Sherpa, the first man to reach the summit for the 14th time
in May 2004.
Sherpa, the first woman to conquer Everest for the fourth time
in May 2004.
Apang Nawang, a disabled Sherpa with only one leg scaled the highest
peak in May 2004.
Dorje Sherpa, the fastest climber reaching the Everest top in
8h20m in May 2004.
Ang Rita Sherpa (the King of Sherpas), the first man to climb
Mount Everest for ten times without oxygen.
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