A 17 year old Sherpa climber from Sangkhuwasabha Sunday scaled Nanga Parbat in Pakistan becoming the world’s youngest climber to have scaled 8126-metre peak.
“This morning, 26th June 2023, at 7:15am local time (Pakistan), Nima Rinji Sherpa and his climbing partner Pasang Nurbu Sherpa successfully climbed one of the most difficult mountains in the world , Nanga Parbat,” according to Seven Summit Treks. According to SST Director Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Nima successfully ascended the peak at the age of 17 years and 68 days, which makes him the youngest ever to do so.
Earlier during the last spring season, Nima also set the world record on Mt. Everest and Lhotse at the youngest age by scaling double headers (8000ers) at 17 years 35 days on 24 May within 10 hours. In 2022, Nima from the Seven Summit Treks and 14 Peaks Expedition, set the world record after becoming the youngest person in the world to have scaled Mt Manaslu real summit. Nima is the youngest son of famous mountaineer Tashi Lakpa Sherpa.