Pemba Dorje

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Pemba Dorje

Pemba Dorje is a Sherpa from beding, Rolwaling Valley, Dolkha, Nepal. He claims to have made the fastest ever ascent of Mount Everest on 21 May 2004, taking eight hours and ten minutes. The record was confirmed by Nepal's tourism ministry.[1] The record has since been rejected by the Nepal Supreme Court, the Nepal Ministry of Tourism,[failed verification] and the Guinness Book of World Records.[2][3][4][5]

Kamal Singh previously set a record for the fastest summit of 12 hours and 45 minutes in 2003, only to see it broken by Lakpa Gelu Sherpa three days later who set a new record of 10 hours 56 minutes. Pemba Dorje disputed the claim of Lakpa Gelu, believing his result was untrue, but the Nepalese government ruled it was valid.[6]

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  1. ^ Navin Khadka (21 May 2004). "Sherpa sets record Everest time". BBC News. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ Jay Bouchard (6 December 2017). "Nepalese Court Strikes Down Everest FKT". Outside.
  3. ^ Rajan Pokhrel (9 November 2017). "Everesteer Pemba Dorje Sherpa to be stripped of Guinness World Record". The Himalayan Times. Nepal.
  4. ^ पेम्बाको ‘विश्व रेकर्ड' सर्वोच्चबाट खारेज. पेम्बाको ‘विश्व रेकर्ड' सर्वोच्चबाट खारेज (in Nepali).
  5. ^ Barronian, Abbie (4 December 2017). "Sherpa Stripped of Everest Speed Record by Nepal Supreme Court". Adventure Journal.
  6. ^ Navin Khadka (31 July 2003). "Everest speed record ruling". BBC News. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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