Sherpa climbers scale Europe’s highest peak

KATHMANDU: Two Sherpa climbers successfully climbed Mt Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, this morning.

According to Mingma David Sherpa, he along with Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, stood atop the 5,642-metre peak. “We reached the summit point at around 6:40 am and we are now on the way back to base camp,” Sherpa said.

Sherpa had climbed Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the last spring season. He also scaled the world’s second highest peak last month guiding a group of international expedition to Mt K2 in Pakistan. “I have also climbed Broad Peak after returning from Mt K2,” he said.

Sherpa, who also took part in Breathless Race and Everest Marathon in the last spring season, said that he has a plan to complete all the highest mountains of each of the seven continents as well as all 14 of the world's 8000-metre peaks.

Sherpa said that he would attempt to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Aconcagua, the highest peaks in Africa and South America respectively.