Chhang Dawa Sherpa

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Chhang Dawa Sherpa
Dawa Sherpa.jpg
Born (1982-07-30) July 30, 1982 (age 37)
NationalityNepalese
Other namesDawa Sherpa
Known forMountaineering

Dawa Sherpa (born Chhang Dawa Sherpa; July 30, 1982)[1] is a Nepalese mountaineer and the youngest mountaineer to summit the 14 highest peaks. Dawa and his brother Mingma Sherpa together hold the world record as "first brothers to summit the 14 highest peaks", a single record shared by the two.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chhang Dawa Sherpa was born and grew up in the rural village of Narbuchaur in Makalu Village of Sankhuwasabha District in Nepal.

Dawa first reached the summit of Cho-Oyu (8201 m) in the autumn of 2000. The brothers followed their passion of climbing and have climbed all the fourteen highest mountains through their personal expenses, without any funding. In order to do so however, they had to take a break from the mountains and head to Japan. Here, they worked hard to earn money for their families and to further their climbing dreams. Mr. Chhang Dawa Sherpa & his brother Mr. Mingma Sherpa attained the Guinness world record of "World's First Two Brothers" to successfully summit the fourteen mountains of the world which are over 8000 meters in height. This is a single record in world mountaineering history.

Mountains Summit By Chhang Dawa Sherpa[edit]

S.NO Name of Mountain Year Season Height(M) Country
1 Cho-Oyu 2000 Autumn 8201 Nepal
2 Makalu 2001 Spring 8463 Nepal
3 Lhotse 2002 Spring 8516 Nepal
4 Cho-Oyu 2002 Autumn 8201 Nepal
5 Mount Everest 2003 Spring 8848 Nepal
6 Mount Everest 2004 Spring 8848 Nepal
7 Mount Everest 2005 Spring 8848 Nepal
8 Makalu 2008 Spring 8463 Nepal
9 Broad Peak 2008 Summer 8047 Pakistan
10 Dhami Khang 2009 Spring 7264 Nepal
11 Nanga Parbat 2010 Summer 8125 Pakistan
12 G-I 2010 Summer 8068 Pakistan
13 Manaslu 2010 Autumn 8163 Nepal
14 Langtang Lirung 2010 Autumn 7234 Nepal
15 Kanchanjunga 2011 Spring 8586 Nepal
16 G-I 2011 Summer 8068 Pakistan
17 G-II 2011 Summer 8035 Pakistan
18 Manaslu 2011 Autumn 8163 Nepal
19 Annapurna I 2012 Spring 8091 Nepal
20 Dhaulagiri I 2012 Spring 8167 Nepal
21 K-2 2012 Summer 8611 Pakistan
22 Shisha Pangma 2013 Spring 8027 China
23 Dhaulagiri I 2014 Spring 8167 Nepal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chhang Dawa Sherpa". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ "World Record: Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest".