Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP
Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP

Nepal’s legendary ‘snow leopard’ Mount Everest climber Ang Rita Sherpa dies

  • He held the record for climbing Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen, and also achieved the first winter summit without supplementary oxygen
  • Fellow climber Kami Rita Sherpa has summited the world’s highest mountain a record 24 times, but mostly with the aid of bottled oxygen

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP
Ang Rita Sherpa, in a 2009 press conference in Kathmandu. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide has died after a long illness. Photo: AP
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