The Guinness World Records has recognized a combined summit from the three members of a Sherpa family on Mt Everest as an amazing feat.

The GWR issued a certificate to Tenzing Dorjee Sherpa, his son Sonam Tashi and his daughter Pasang Kanchhi of Phortse village in the Everest region stating that the trio set the world record by scaling the world's highest peak on May 23, 2021.

"We have finally received the certificate from GWR," Pasang Kanchhi Sherpa said. The trio had successfully scaled the world's highest peak together in the last spring season under the International Mountain Guides expedition, said IMG climber Phunuru Sherpa.

According to GWR, this is the first-ever successful summit jointly by father, son and daughter.

GWR certificates. Photo Courtesy: Pasang Kanchhi
GWR certificates. Photo Courtesy: Pasang Kanchhi

Being born in a Sherpa community, Pasang Kanchhi was always interested in mountains and expeditions while her father and elder brother are also dependent on the mountaineering field. "As a child, I have seen all the hardships and struggles of summiting mountains from my father and brother which made me even more interested and inspired in this field," Pasang Kanchhi said, after receiving the GWR recognition this week.

The IMG-2021 expedition was like a dream come true for Pasang Kanchhi. "Being at the top of the world's highest mountain at around 5:58 am on May 23 with my father and brother was beyond my imagination," she recounted. She said that she looked forward to working in this field in the future after completing her studies in tourism and hotel management.

Tenzing Dorjee, who first climbed Mt Everest in 1993, said that he was a proud father as Sonam Tashi and Pasang Kanchhi had followed in his footsteps. "I am so happy to be the father of these courageous kids," Tenzing, who climbed Mt Everest 13 times, said.

After making the first summit on Mt Everest in 2011, Sonam Tashi has already stood atop the world's highest peak seven times. "I had worked for Asian Trekking and Himalayan Expedition in the early days and now, I am with the IMG," the three-time Manaslu summiteer shared.