Ang Rita Sherpa


27 July 1948 – 21 September 2020

Known for:

  • Most successful ascents of Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen (10 times)
  • The only person to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen in winter

Notable climbs:

  • Everest, 8848m
  • K2, 8611,
  • Ch0-Oyu, 8188m
  • Lhotse, 8516m
  • Manaslu, 8163m
  • Annapurna, 8091m
  • Dhaulagiri, 8167m

Died at his daughter's residence in Kathmandu, his funeral was honoured with national flag and offered tribute with a gun salute.

Photo Credit: The Himalayan Times

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