KATHMANDU — Ang Rita Sherpa, one of the most popular mountaineer from Nepal, has been awarded with a Guinness World Record certificate on Monday for making the highest number of successful ascents on Mt Everest without using the supplemental oxygen.
Known as the ‘snow leopard’ in the mountaineering community, Sherpa received the award amid a program organised by Rukmangad Katwal Trust in the Capital.
Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri handed over the Guinness Certificates of World Record to Sherpa as he made it to the top of world for 10th time in 1996 without using the bottled oxygen.
Sherpa, who scaled scaled the world’s highest peak in 1983 without oxygen support, has received two Guinness World Records — first for the most climbs of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen for 10 times and second the First winter climb of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen in 1987.
According to a record maintained by the Department of Tourism,Ang Rita reached the summit of Mt Everest eight times via the Southeast ridge route.Follow @gorkhapost