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Three Sherpa brothers reach South Pole

The Nepal Weekly
January 4, 2022

The team of three Sherpa brothers Mingma, Chhang Dawa, and Tashi Lakpa set the record of becoming the first three siblings and the first Nepali team to reach the South Pole (90°S), on Sunday.

The three brothers had been in Antarctica for three weeks before ascending the South Pole on January 2, 2022 at 13:00 Chile time (21:45 Nepal time). The team will also scale Mt. Vinson in the second week of January, informed Thaneswar Guragai, manager of Seven Summit Treks to media. The Vinson (4,892M/16,050FT) is the highest peak in the Antarctica Continent and the South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole. This is one of the two points where Earth’s axis of rotation intersects its surface. Mingma and Chhang Dawa, among the three brothers, set the Guinness World Record for “World’s First Siblings to Climb All 8 thousanders,” according to the Seven Summit. Tashi Lakpa Sherpa also holds the Guinness record for climbing Mt. Everest at the age of 20 without using supplementary oxygen, adds the Seven Summit. The siblings have also chalked out a plan for a journey to the North Pole in the spring of 2022.