Nepal’s Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest ten occasions, dies

Kathmandu, September 21

Ang Rita Sherpa, the primary man to climb Mount Everest 10 occasions, died of a prolonged sickness on Monday, his household stated, an occasion that fellow sherpas known as a significant loss to Nepal and the climbing neighborhood.

All ascents to the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) summit of the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 by Ang Rita, who glided by his first identify, like many Sherpas, have been made with out bottled oxygen.

The 72-year-old, who had suffered mind and liver illnesses for a very long time, died at his house within the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, his grandson, Phurba Tshering, informed Reuters.

Ang Rita was also referred to as the “snow leopard” for his climbing abilities.

“He was a climbing star and his death is a major loss for the country and for the climbing fraternity,” stated Ang Tshering Sherpa, a former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

The physique shall be positioned at a Sherpa Gomba, or holy web site, in Kathmandu, and cremated on Wednesday in line with sherpa custom, Ang Tshering stated.

Many different climbers have since surpassed Ang Rita’s feat, with one member of the neighborhood setting a report of 24 ascents. Reuters

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