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Nepal’s Sanu Sherpa Becomes Third Nepali Mountaineer to Scale all 14 Peaks Above 8,000 M

He had started his climb from Makalu and scaled the 8,167 m Dhaulagiri mountain to complete all 14 peaks above 8,000 m
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Nepal’s Sanu Sherpa Becomes Third Nepali Mountaineer to Scale all 14 Peaks Above 8,000 M

Nepal – the home of world records has earned another record for itself. Sanu Sherpa from Sankhuwasabha district scaled Mt. Dhaulagiri and became the third Nepali mountaineer and 42nd world climber to complete all 14 mountains above 8,000 m.

Below is the list of Sanu Sherpa’s scaling achievements:

  1. Dhaulagiri – 2019
  2. Gasherbrum II – 2019
  3. Makalu – 2019
  4. Gasherbrum I – 2013, 2019
  5. Nanga Parbat – 2017, 2018
  6. Annapurna – 2016
  7. Broad Peak – 2014, 2017
  8. Kanchenjunga – 2014
  9. K2 – 2012
  10. Manaslu – 2010, 2011, 2016
  11. Shishapangma – 2006, 2011
  12. Cho Oyu – 2006, 2008
  13. Lhotse – 2008
  14. Everest – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017

Speaking about Sanu Sherpa’s feat, Seven Summit Treks Managing Director Tashi Lakpa Sherpa said that he had started his climb from Makalu and scaled the 8,167 m Dhaulagiri mountain to complete all 14 peaks above 8,000 m.

Mt Dhaulagiri: Sanu Sherpa from Makalu

“Lakpa Temba Sherpa and Phurtenzi Sherpa, being part of the rope-fixing team from Seven Summit Treks opened the climbing route,” said Chhang Dawa Sherpa Expedition Director.

Bulgarian climber Skatov Atanas Georgiev accompanied Sanu Sherpa when he completed his 13th above-8,000 m mountains Gasherbrum I and II in August 2019.

Likewise, Nepali climbers Mingma Sherpa and Chhang Dawa also completed the 14 above-8,000 m mountains to become the World’s First Two Brothers to achieve the feat.

Migma Sherpa also became the first South Asian climber to scale all 14 peaks.

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Similarly, Spanish climbers Sergio Mingote Moreno and Carlos Soria made remarkable records this climbing season.

Carlos Soria

“Sergio, who is on his mission to complete all 14 peaks without using supplemental oxygen in 1000 days, made it to the top of the world’s the world’s sixth highest mountain in the autumn season,” Sherpa said.

Moreno climbed his seventh above-8000 mountain, when he reached Mt. Dhaulagiri’s summit, within 444 days of his climb.

These and several others are on their way to marking world records on Nepal’s gigantic mountains. Inspired?

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