Temba Tsheri

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Temba Tsheri
Born (1985-05-09) May 9, 1985 (age 31)
Tasi Nam, Gaurisankar-5, Dolakha
Residence Kapan, Kathmandu
Nationality Nepalese
Education Bachelor's Degree, Wuhan University
Occupation Mountaineer, Expedition guiding company director
Years active 1999-present
Known for Mountaineering
Website www.sherpakhangri.com

Temba Tsheri Sherpa (Nepali: तेम्बा छिरी) is a Sherpa from Rolwaling Valley, Dolkha, Nepal. On May 23, 2001, at the age of 16 years, he became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.[1][2] He held the record of being the youngest successful climber until Jordan Romero, then aged 13, achieved the ascent of Mount Everest on May 22, 2010.[1]

The youth, who was still in school, lost five fingers to frostbite while attempting to climb from the south side in 2000. He made his successful ascent from the north side (Tibet) of Mount Everest in 2001. Temba was climbing with the International Everest Expedition.[2]

In an interview in 2015 he noted that he had lost friends, equipment, and houses due to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.[3]


Temba Tsheri Sherpa (R) and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa holding the flag of Nepal on the top of Denali, 6168m above sea level. On 26 June 2015
  1. ^ a b CBS News /AP (22 May 2010). "13-Year-Old Reaches Top of Mt. Everest: Jordan Romero". CBS News Interactive. CBS News. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Record Climbs". Nepali Times. Nepali Times: Issue #45. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Stefan Nestler. "Temba Tsheri Sherpa: "I lost my business"". Adventure Sports: interview. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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