World record: Sanu Sherpa has climbed all 14 eight-thousanders twice

Last Thursday, the Nepalese mountaineer Sanu Sherpa reached his goal of climbing all eight-thousanders in the world twice with the Gasherbrum II in Pakistan. He is the first alpinist who has managed to do this so far.

Last Thursday the Nepali could Sanu Sherpa successfully complete his mission Double 14 Peaks in crates. "He reached the top of the Gasherbrum III at 8.17:14 a.m. Nepalese time, completing his double ascent of all XNUMX eight-thousander» says Nivesh Karki, Executive Director of the agency Pioneer Adventures, for which Sanu Sherpa works as an expedition leader. "It's a world record. No one before him climbed the 14 highest mountains in the world twice."

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Sanu Sherpa before leaving for Pakistan, where his last 8000m peak, Gasherbrum II, is waiting for a second ascent. Picture: Pioneer Adventure

Double 14 Peaks: A project spanning 17 years

Sanu Sherpa, who grew up in a remote village in eastern Nepal, hired as a porter in Kathmandu in 2005. A year later he made his debut as a mountaineer and successfully led a Korean expedition with his teammates up the Cho oyu. In the same year he climbed the Shishapangma.

From then on, as part of various commercial expeditions, he led customers from all over the world to the highest peaks in the world. In 2019 he climbed all eight-thousanders for the first time, some like that Everest or Manaslu even multiple times.

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Another record: On July 2, 2022, Sanu Sherpa became the first Nepali to reach the technically demanding Nanga Parbat for the third time. Picture: Pioneer Adventure

The Nepalese mountain guide had to wait another three years before completing his Double 14 Peak project. Although he set a good pace on the home straight: This year alone, Sanu Sherpa was in the lead kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Nanga Parbat and Gasherbrum III five 8000m expeditions in which he reached the summit.

Video: Sanu Sherpa 2021 on top of K2

List of 8000m climbs by Sanu Sherpa

SummitHeightYear
Everest8848 meters2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
K28611 meters2012, 2021
Kangchenjunga8586 meters2014, 2022
Lhotse8516 meters2008, 2021, 2022
Makalu8463 meters2019, 2022
Cho oyu8201 meters2006, 2008
Dhaulagiri8167 meters2019, 2021
Manaslu8163 meters2011, 2016, 2020
Nanga Parbat8125 meters2017, 2018, 2022
Annapurna8091 meters2016, 2021
Gasherbrum I8068 meters2013, 2019
Broad peak8047 meters2014, 2017
Gasherbrum III8035 meters2019, 2022
Shishapangma8012 meters2006, 2011
Source: Pioneer Adventure

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