Mingma Sherpa is a very popular name when it comes to mountaineers. He has made a name for himself worldwide with his determination and passion for mountains and mount climbing. There is a lot more that you need to know about Sherpa.
Sherpa has won the title of the Guinness world record of “World’s First Two Brothers” to successfully summit the 14 mountains of the world, which are over 8000 meters in height, alongside his brother Chhang Dawa Sherpa . In this article, We have written everything you need to know about Mingma.
Who is Mingma Sherpa?
Mingma Sherpa was born and brought up in the mountains. He is a successful mountaineer and has also acquired a business in mountaineering itself. The mountaineer is well-educated and multilingual. This has made it convenient for him to associate with people worldwide through his profession.
Mingma became the first Nepali and South Asian to conquer all 14 peaks of the world’s tallest mountains. These mountains are all situated in Asia. Mingma and his brother Chhang Dawa Sherpa collectively managed to peak all the 14 above 8000 meters high mountains and set a record for themselves.
Besides this, Sherpa has been successful in summiting many other mountains to this day. He has successfully climbed almost every mountain located in Asia.
Mingma Sherpa Achievements
Mingma Sherpa is the first South Asian in the world to have successfully summited all 14 peaks. This achievement has raised the bar for mountaineers throughout the globe. Sherpa and his brother even won the title in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s first brothers to climb all the 8000-ers.
Sherpa and his brother climbed all the 8000-ers except for four without any aid from sponsors or artificial oxygen. Anyone who visits these mountains can barely survive without artificial aid. However, the brothers set yet another record by ascending to and from the mountains without any such aid. Moreover, they independently did everything.
Mingma climbed his first 9 mountains among the 14 before he went to Japan looking for better work opportunities. However, he returned to Nepal and climbed the rest of the 5 mountains. He succeeded in doing so.
Mingma Sherpa, Chairman at Seven Summit Treks
Mingma Sherpa is not only the best mountaineer alive in Nepal, but he is also a commercially accomplished man. He founded Seven Summit Treks alongside his brother Chhang Dawa Sherpa a few years ago. The agency is located in Kathmandu. The duo combinedly made the company successful. The company has become one of the most trustworthy and well-sought traveling agencies in Asia.
Besides this, his company not only aids travelers on expeditions to mountains inside Nepal but also to the highest peaks in Pakistan and China. This is one of the best accomplishments of a Nepali mountaineer so far.
Mountains summited by Mingma Sherpa.
Mingma has been successful in summiting seven peaks so far, some of which are Mount Everest (8848 m), Aconcagua (6961m), Denali (6194m), Kilimanjaro (5859m), Mount Elbrus (5642m), and Mount Vinson (4892m) in years 2004, 2022, 2022, 2022, 2022, and 2022, respectively.
Mingma also became one of those mountaineers who summits over 5 mountains in the same year. 2022 was one of the best years in the mountaineering career of Mingma Sherpa.
Mingma Sherpa Poles Explore
The mountaineer has also been successful in exploring the south pole. He attained this victory in 2022. Mingma and Chhang Dawa were already successful in climbing the world’s highest peaks. However, in hopes of exploring the south pole, they also collaborated with their youngest brother Tashi Lakpa Sherpa.
The three brothers made a great trio and have been more than eager for exploration since 2021. 2020 was not the best year for them as COVID-19 blocked much of their adventures. However, they started planning and proceeding with their plans of going mount climbing at the start of 2021.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Mingma said,
“We were the first brothers to climb all 14 highest mountains in the world, and now we are setting out to climb the highest peaks in the seven continents and reach both the Poles to become the ‘grand slam brothers of mountaineering’ in the climbing community,”.
The trio spent a month in Antarctica in an attempt to scale Mt Vinson and ski the last degree (the South Pole). They have been recorded, yet again, as the first three siblings to score this accomplishment.
Mingma Sherpa team ascends Nanga Parbat in 2023
Twenty team members led by Mingma Sherpa’s brother Chhang Dawa Sherpa and associated with Seven Summit Treks ascended Nanga Parbat in 2023. Sherpa proudly shared a picture of the summiteers on his Instagram with the caption,
“This is the first in the history that 20 climbers from the same team successfully climbed Nanga Parbat in One Single Day.”
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