Mingma Sherpa


June 16, 1978

Known for:

  • Being the first person from Nepal and the first South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains
  • Mingma Sherpa, along with his brother, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, holds the world record of "World's First Two Brothers" to successfully summit the 14 mountains above 8,000 meters
  • Climbed all 8000-meter peaks without supplement oxygen except Mt. Lhotse
  • Record holder of being the first climber to summit all 14 eight-thousanders in single (first) attempt
  • Chairperson of Seven Summit Treks, successful trekking and expedition company with world-wide operations based in Nepal

Notable climbs:

  • All 14 eight-thousanders

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