Chhewang Nima

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Mount Baruntse in the Himalayas

Chhewang Nima (Nepali: छेवाङ निमा) (c. 1967 – 23 October 2010) was a well known Nepalese Sherpa who had climbed Mount Everest 19 times at the time of his loss on Baruntse.[1] He was also called Chuwang Nima,[2] and Chuwang Nima Sherpa.[3] His loss in the avalanche and subsequent search made international news, and he was a well known mountaineer in the United States as well as Nepal.[4] [5]He worked as a professional mountaineer, but at the time of his loss he was helping another team fix lines after they had asked for help.[6]

His disappearance, after being struck by an avalanche near the summit of Mount Baruntse, was reported on 24 October 2010.[1] On 25 October it was announced that the search had been called off.[7]

Examples of summits:

Everest
  • May 19, 1998[8]
  • May 20, 2006 Chuwang Nima Sherpa (Tesho, Nepal)[9]
Ama Dablam
  • Oct 26, 2009 Chuwang Nima Sherpa (Tesho, Nepal)[10]

At the time of Chhewang's loss he had 19 Everest summits, one short of most in the World, Apa Sherpa's who had 20 ascents at the time of Chhewang's loss.[11] (Apa later increased this to 21)

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  1. ^ a b "Leading Sherpa Chhewang Nima missing after avalanche". BBC News Online. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Everest Web - ExWeb special: Himalaya fall season kick-off with a huge spring flashback
  3. ^ Shrestha, From journalist Manesh. "Search on for sherpa who has scaled Everest 19 times". Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  4. ^ Shrestha, From journalist Manesh. "Search on for sherpa who has scaled Everest 19 times". Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Search for missing Nepal Sherpa Chhewang Nima stopped". BBC News. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  6. ^ Shrestha, From journalist Manesh. "Search on for sherpa who has scaled Everest 19 times". Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  7. ^ BBC News: Search for missing Nepal Sherpa Chhewang Nima stopped
  8. ^ Sherpa, Sherap. "Nepal". www.everestsummiteersassociation.org. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  9. ^ "Himalayan Database Expedition Archives of Elizabeth Hawley". www.himalayandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  10. ^ "Himalayan Database Expedition Archives of Elizabeth Hawley". www.himalayandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  11. ^ Shrestha, From journalist Manesh. "Search on for sherpa who has scaled Everest 19 times". Retrieved 2017-05-16.