Sherpa siblings receive Guinness World Record certificates

KATHMANDU: The Guinness World Records has officially announced a group of Sherpa climbers from Dolakha district as the most siblings to have scaled the world’s highest peak together from Nepal side in the spring climbing season.

Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, Phurba Thiley Sherpa and Dawa Diki Sherpa from Rolwaling Valley stood atop Mt Everest on May 23, 2018, according to GWR. “Three Sherpa brothers along with their sister scaled Mt Everest have become the most siblings to reach the summit point of Mt Everest together in a season.”

Similarly, the family of Thering Norbu Sherpa and Kinjum Sherpa also set a record of most siblings in the world to scale Mt Everest. From the Sherpa family, Pemba Gyalzen, Late Phurba Thundu, Pemba Dorjee, Nima Gyalzen, Phurba Tenzing, Phurba Thiley and Dawa Diki have scaled Mt Everest, according to GWR.

Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, who climbed Mt Everest 13 times, received the certificates amidst a function at the GWR headquarters in London.