Nepali 17-year-old teen Sherpa, Nima Rinji Sherpa, has yet made another record as the ‘Youngest Climber to Successfully Scale Mt. Nanga Parbat.’ The teen Sherpa mountaineer conquered the Pakistani peak Nanga Parbat also known as ‘Diamir,’ at an elevation of 8,126 meters on 26th June 2023 at 7:15 am (Pakistani local time).
However, this isn’t the first time Nima Rinji Sherpa has made such a great feat; at the age of just 17 years and 35 days, the Sherpa mountaineer made history as the youngest climber to summit Mt. Everest (8,849 meters) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters) on 24th May 2023.
Nima Rinji Sherpa completed the summit of both peaks within just 10 hours.
Expedition on the Dangerous Slopes of Nanga Parbat
The 17-year-old Sherpa teen was victorious on one of the notably most dangerous 8,000-er in the world on 26th June. Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest mountain in the world, is also known as ‘Killer Mountain’ due to the high fatality rate on its slope. The long steep ice slopes of the mountain, unpredictable weather, especially the violent winds due two the existence of two thermal zones, and constant danger of rockfall make Nanga Parbat ascending very dangerous and extremely difficult.
Nima Rinji Sherpa and his mountaineering partner, Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, stood victorious on the sloped of such a deadly mountain at 7:15 am on 26th June. Seven Summit Treks shared the accomplishment of the young record-holder Sherpa on one of the most difficult and technical mountains in the world.
Speaking on such an amazing achievement of the Nima Rinji, Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, the Seven Summit Treks director, said that the young Sherpa who successfully scaled Mt. Nanga Parbat at the age of just 17 years 68 days, is the youngest mountaineer in history ever to accomplish such a feat.
Nima Rinji Sherpa’s Previous Records
Nima Rinji Sherpa holds numerous previous records that make him a prominent rising expedtioner in mountaineering history. Besides his Nanga Parbat expedition and successful scaling of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse on 24th May 2023 at just the age of 17, he also holds the record for the Mt. Manaslu expedition.
The young Sherpa mountaineer is the youngest climber to successfully scale Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters), the eight-tallest mountain in the world. Nima Rinji Sherpa conquered the slopes of Mt. Manaslu on 30th September 2022, when he was just 16 years 5 months, and 12 days old.
In an expedition of both Seven Summit Treks and 14 Peaks Expedition (the sister company of Seven Summit Treks, which is owned by Nima Rinji’s father, Tashi Lakpa Sherpa), the young Sherpa mountaineer engraved his name in history. Mt. Manaslu was the first-ever 8,000-er attempt of Nima Rinji Sherpa, and he made history with his successful ascent of the eight-tallest mountain in the world.
The young Sherpa mountaineer’s father, Tashi Lapka Sherpa, is a mountaineering legend himself. Lapka Sherpa climbed the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, as his first 8,000-er peak and also as his first-ever mountain expedition.
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