Nine — that’s the number of times Lhakpa Sherpa has braved the chilling heights of Mount Everest, the tallest point on Earth towering 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level.
She holds the women’s world record for Everest summits, and her plan to trek the mountain for the 10th time next year would only extend her feat.
After more than 40 years since his last failed attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, losing both his legs to frostbite in the process, Xia Boyu finally achieved his dream by climbing the tallest mountain above sea level.
Arunima Sinha of India is the world’s first female amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
Sinha lost her left leg in a tragic accident while she was boarding a train from her home in Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi.
A Nepalese man’s bid to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest came to a fatal end while attempting the feat.
Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, passed away on Saturday at the Everest base camp, according to the Associated Press. In the report, Nepal’s Tourism Department chief Dinesh Bhattarai revealed that the cause of Sherchan’s death was not immediately known. It was speculated, however, that the octogenarian mountaineer may have suffered cardiac arrest, as suggested by a mountaineering official present at the base camp.
Lhakpa Sherpa, a Nepali woman who works as a housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut, is arguably the most successful female climber on Mount Everest.
Sherpa, 40, has climbed Mount Everest six times and is attempting to ascend the mountain for her seventh. She has summited Everest more times than any other woman in the world and yet remains relatively unknown.