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Nepal: Mountaineer Sanu Sherpa who set world record receives warm welcome in Kathmandu03:52

Nepal: Mountaineer Sanu Sherpa who set world record receives warm welcome in Kathmandu

Nepal, Kathmandu
August 20, 2022 at 19:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

A renowned climber from Sankhuwasabha Sanu Sherpa has arrived from Pakistan in Kathmandu on Saturday, after creating a world record in mountain climbing history.

Footage shows hundreds of people at the Tribhuvan International Airport in presence of high-level government officials, members of the mountaineering community, and well-wishers welcoming Sherpa.

On June 21, Sherpa successfully scaled Gasherbrum II, becoming the only climber in the world to make a double ascent of all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres.

In 2006, Sanu climbed the Cho Oyu (8,012 metres) in his first attempt, guiding 19 Korean mountaineers to the top. Then his mountaineering journey began. In October same year, he made a successful ascent of Shishapangma (8,012 metres) in China.

17 years later, on July 21st, 2022, he climbed Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II (8,035 metres), the 13th highest mountain in the world, and became the only person to climb all the 8000 metres.

Nepal's Sherpas, the backbone of every climber, has been setting records on an annual basis. The aboriginals of the mountains - Sherpas got into the business of climbing since their early childhood and have been supporting the Nepali economy by inviting more and more tourists. Sanu who has set the record has been working with Pioneer Adventure as a member of the climbing team heading various expedition teams to various mountains.

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A renowned climber from Sankhuwasabha Sanu Sherpa has arrived from Pakistan in Kathmandu on Saturday, after creating a world record in mountain climbing history.

Footage shows hundreds of people at the Tribhuvan International Airport in presence of high-level government officials, members of the mountaineering community, and well-wishers welcoming Sherpa.

On June 21, Sherpa successfully scaled Gasherbrum II, becoming the only climber in the world to make a double ascent of all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres.

In 2006, Sanu climbed the Cho Oyu (8,012 metres) in his first attempt, guiding 19 Korean mountaineers to the top. Then his mountaineering journey began. In October same year, he made a successful ascent of Shishapangma (8,012 metres) in China.

17 years later, on July 21st, 2022, he climbed Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II (8,035 metres), the 13th highest mountain in the world, and became the only person to climb all the 8000 metres.

Nepal's Sherpas, the backbone of every climber, has been setting records on an annual basis. The aboriginals of the mountains - Sherpas got into the business of climbing since their early childhood and have been supporting the Nepali economy by inviting more and more tourists. Sanu who has set the record has been working with Pioneer Adventure as a member of the climbing team heading various expedition teams to various mountains.