Islamabad, 23 July 2022 (TDI): The 47-year-old Sanu Sherpa, a Nepali mountaineer, has set a climbing record by scaling 14 of the highest mountains in the whole world. He has climbed these 14 peaks that are all higher than 8000 meters not for one but two times.
With this, he has also claimed the title of being the only person to climb these mountains twice in the world.
The mountaineer’s agency announced Thursday that he had reached the top of Gasherbrum II Mountain. The mountain is sometimes referred to as K4. It is located in Pakistan between Gilgit-Baltistan and is about 8,035 meters high. It is also the 13th highest mountain in the world.
The company’s executive director, Nibesh Karki, also praised the mountaineer for his achievement. He said, “Sanu Sherpa is the only person in the world who has climbed all 14 highest, mountains twice”.
It is also noteworthy that Sanu Sherpa has ascended Mount Everest 7 times. He has climbed Nanga Parbat, Lhotse, and Manasalu thrice.
Furthermore, he ascended the other mountains, namely, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and II, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Shishapangma twice. Sanu Sherpa made all these achievements from 2006 to 2022.
In an interview with Everest Chronicle, the mountaineer said that he simply loves climbing and feels good when he is in the mountains.
The Sherpa People:
The Sherpa is one of the Tibetan ethnic groups native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal, Tingri County in the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the Himalayas. Their geographical origin lies in eastern Tibet and is embedded in their name, “Sherpa.”
The Sherpa people are known for their climbing powers. In 2019, Nimsdai; Nirmal Purja led a team of Sherpas who climbed all of the world’s 14 tallest peaks in just six months and six days, setting a new world record.
In May 2022, 48-year-old Lhakpa Sherpa reached the iconic mountain’s summit for the 10th time, becoming the first woman in history to do so. This shows how much they excel in climbing.
The Sherpa people have also pursued the dangerous work of setting climbing ropes, guiding climbers, and carrying equipment. In 2014, Sherpa guides staged a walkout over working conditions on Mount Everest. It was done after the 2014 avalanche, the second-deadliest disaster in Everest’s history that killed many people.