Legendary Ang Rita Sherpa is dead

Ang Rita Sherpa, known as the ‘Snow Leopard’ in the mountaineering sector, passed away at his residence in Jorpati. He was 72

Sep 22, 2020
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Ang Rita Sherpa, known as the ‘Snow Leopard’ in the mountaineering sector, passed away at his residence in Jorpati. He was 72.

According to this family, Sherpa breathed his last at around 10:40 am. He had been suffering from brain and liver ailments for a long time and had been living with his daughter.
 
Born in the mountain village of Yillajung in eastern Nepal in 1948, he started his mountaineering career as a porter at the age of 15. Initially, he worked as low altitude porter for Dhaulagiri expeditions. Gradually, he started dreaming big and finally on 7 May 1983, he succeeded in scaling Mt Everest with a German-American team, without using bottled oxygen. Just four years later, he made his first winter ascent to the top of the world.

Sherpa went on to jointly establish his own trekking and expedition company — Ang Rita Trek and Expedition.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/legendary-ang-rita-sherpa-passes-away/

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