American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Mount Everest, Tenth Ascent by an Individual

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Mount Everest, Tenth Ascent by an Individual. I started my career as a mountaineer about 15 years ago, spending most of the season holding an ice ax and rope, crawling on the snow and making way for climbers to get to the summits of peaks. In 1980 I first climbed Dhaulagiri (8167 m) with a Spanish team. I scaled Mount Everest for the first time with an American team in 1983. I have climbed Cho Oyu (8201 m), Kangchenjunga (8594 m), Makalu (8406 m) and other major Himalayan mountains in Nepal and Tibet.

On May 23, with a Swedish team, I became fortunate enough to set the world record of 10 times on Everest’s summit without ever having used bottled oxygen. What I have earned is the wealth of experience in mountaineering which I would be very delighted to share with the mountaineers of the world.

Ang Rita Sherpa, Nepal

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