Chhang Dawa Sherpa

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Chhang Dawa Sherpa
Chhang Dawa K2.jpg
Born (1982-07-30) July 30, 1982 (age 38)
Other namesDawa Sherpa
Known forSecond Nepalease and Second South Asian to summit the 14 highest peaks in the world (8000ers)
RelativesMingma Sherpa Tashi Lakpa Sherpa (brother)

Chhang Dawa Sherpa (aka Dawa Sherpa) (born ; July 30, 1982)[1] is a Nepalese mountaineer and the youngest mountaineer till 2019 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.[3]

Dawa as his first 8000ers, first reached the summit of Makalu (8485 m)[4] in the Spring of 2001 without supplementary oxygen along with his brother Mingma Sherpa. He and his brother 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. Sherpa brothers used supplementary oxygen only on four highest 8000ers among all fourteen. They now operate the expedition company named Seven Summits Treks, which organize climbs and treks throughout Nepal, Pakistan and China.[5]

Mountains summited[edit]

S.no Name of mountain Year Season Height (m.) Country
1 Makalu 2001 Spring 8485 Nepal
1 Lhotse 2002 Spring 8516 Nepal
3 Cho-Oyu 2002 Autumn 8188 Nepal
4 Mount Everest 2003 Spring 8848 Nepal
5 Mount Everest 2004 Spring 8848 Nepal
6 Mount Everest 2005 Spring 8848 Nepal
7 Makalu 2008 Spring 8485 Nepal
8 Broad Peak 2008 Summer 8047 Pakistan
9 Dhami Khang 2009 Spring 7264 Nepal
10 Nanga Parbat 2010 Summer 8125 Pakistan
11 G-I 2010 Summer 8080 Pakistan
12 Manaslu 2010 Autumn 8163 Nepal
13 Langtang Lirung 2010 Autumn 7234 Nepal
14 Kanchanjunga 2011 Spring 8586 Nepal
15 G-I 2011 Summer 8080 Pakistan
16 G-II 2011 Summer 8034 Pakistan
17 Manaslu 2011 Autumn 8163 Nepal
18 Annapurna I 2012 Spring 8091 Nepal
19 Dhaulagiri I 2012 Spring 8167 Nepal
20 K-2 2012 Summer 8611 Pakistan
21 Shisha Pangma 2013 Spring 8027 China
22 Dhaulagiri I 2014 Spring 8167 Nepal
23 Manaslu 2020 Autumn 8163 Nepal

Leading in 8000ers[edit]

  • K2 Expedition: Chhang Dawa has been leading expedition in Karakorum including K2 since 2012-current.[6]
  • K2 Winter 2020/2021: 2 Nepali teams led by Nirmal Purja and Mingma "G" Gelje managed to climb K2 in winter for the first time. One member of Chhang Dawa's team was among the 10 Nepalease climbers together at the top. Chhang Dawa himself stayed in basecamp. [7]
  • Annapunra Expedition: 32 Successful ascents of Annapurna (8091m) under his leadership in 2019, most ascents in a single year.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chhang Dawa Sherpa". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "World Record: Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest".
  3. ^ http://www.everestnews.com/everestupdatessouth2005/everestsummits0530200548.htm
  4. ^ https://www.sevensummittreks.com/team_details/150/chhang-dawa-sherpa3
  5. ^ https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/623453-first-siblings-to-climb-all-8-000ers
  6. ^ Bhattacharya, Snigdhendu (16 Jan 2021). "'We Did It, We Did It,' Nepali Sherpas Scale 'Savage Mountain' K2 In Winter For First Time". Outlook The Fully Loaded Magazine. Outlook. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  7. ^ Prasain, Sangam. "Mission possible: Ten Nepalis become first to climb Mt K2 in the dead of winter". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  8. ^ https://mountainplanet.com/blog/a-huge-number-of-climbers-at-the-top-of-mt_-annapurna-i-6823