Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest Died 10 times after a long illness, his family said, fellow Sherpas have done great damage to Nepal and the climbing community.
Between 1983 and 1996, all the climbs on the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak of the world’s highest mountain, by Ang Rita, were made without oxygen in the bottle, as many of his namesakes, such as Sherpa, went by his name. He was one of the first Sherpa guides to achieve international fame for his achievements.
The 726-year-old, who has been suffering from chronic brain and liver ailments, told Reuters on Monday that his grandson, Furba Shering, was based in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital.
Ang Rita was also known as the “Snow Leopard” for her climbing skills.
“He was a rising star and his death is a great loss to the country and the rising brotherhood,” said Ang Shashering Sherpa, former president of Nepal. Mountaineering Organization.
Ang Shashering said the body would be kept at the Sherpa Gomba or holy place in Kathmandu, and the funeral would be held on Wednesday according to Sherpa tradition.
Since then many other climbers have surpassed Ang Rita’s feat, with one member of the community setting a record of 24 climbers.
He is survived by a daughter and two sons.