Pemba Dorje

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Pemba Dorje Sherpa
Born
OccupationMountaineer
Notable work
  • Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal Tourism Year 2011
  • 21 Everest summits
  • 8 siblings of the same family climbed Everest

Pemba Dorje Sherpa 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] His record has now been rejected by the Nepal Supreme Court, the Nepal Ministry of Tourism, and Guinness World Records. His record was also stripped by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ Navin, Khadka (21 May 2004). "Sherpa sets record Everest time". BBC News. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Pemba Dorji stripped of everest speed climb record". The Kathmandu Post. 12 November 2018. Archived from the original on 16 November 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.