Mingma Sherpa scales seven peaks in two months

KATHMANDU: A record holding Sherpa climber from Sankhuwasabha district successfully climbed seven peaks in 2020 as the world struggled to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our chairperson Mingma Sherpa scaled Pisang Peak (6,091m) yesterday taking the count to seven successful ascents in 2020,” Kathmandu-based Seven Summit Treks announced.

Mingma along with climber Sophie Lavaud from Switzerland and Dawa Sangay Sherpa stood atop the peak early in the morning of December 30, Seven Summit Treks' Manager Thaneshwar Guragai shared. “By the end of this year, Mingma climbed seven different peaks including Mt Manaslu, while Sophie Lavaud and Dawa Sangay each climbed four peaks,” he added.

Mingma, a record holder climber from Sankhuwasabha district also made the first ever ascent on Kyungya Ri 2 Peak before heading to Pisang Peak.

Out of his seven ascents, Sherpa had already climbed six peaks including Mt Manaslu (8,163m) in the autumn/winter seasons.

He climbed Lobuche Peak on October 3, Mt Manaslu on October 15, Mt Amadablam on November 12, Island Peak in the Everest region on November 30, and Kyungya Ri 2 Peak on December 11. Sherpa  holds a world record from the South Asian region becoming the first person to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000m (2000-2011).