October 24, 2021, Sunday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Sanu Sherpa scaling Dhaulagiri to set record of conquering 14 highest peaks twice

The Nepal Weekly
September 21, 2021

Sanu Sherpa, who had already set a world record by climbing 14 mountains above 8000 meters, is aiming at scaling Mt. Dhaulagiri once again to set a new record. He said that he is embarking on the journey to scale Dhaulagiri to become the first person in the world to climb 14 high mountains above 8000 meters twice.

Sherpa, 48, a permanent resident of Makalu Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha district said that out of 14 high mountains he has climbed 10 mountains repeatedly so far, and Dhaulagiri will be his 11th mountain.

If he completes the ascent of Kangchenjunga, Makalu and Gasherbrum, he will be able to set a new record by climbing the 14 highest peaks in the world twice. A few years ago, a Spanish climber, made two attempts to climb the 14 highest mountains but was unsuccessful. Sherpa first began climbing the 8,000-meter-high Mountain in 2006. He had completed 14 high mountain climbs in 2019 along with Dhaulagiri mountaineering and was named a world record climber. Currently, only five people in Nepal, including Mingma Sherpa of Sankhuwasabha, Chhangdawa Sherpa, Gavu Sherpa of Taplejung and Nirmal Purja of Myagdi, have set a record by climbing 14 mountains above 8,000 meters in the world.