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."
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.
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
|Summit||Height||year ( YYYY )|
|Everest||8848 meters||2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017|
|K2||8611 meters||2012, 2021|
|Kangchenjunga||8586 meters||2014, 2022|
|Lhotse||8516 meters||2008, 2021, 2022|
|Makalu||8463 meters||2019, 2022|
|Cho oyu||8201 meters||2006, 2008|
|Dhaulagiri||8167 meters||2019, 2021|
|Manaslu||8163 meters||2011, 2016, 2020|
|Nanga Parbat||8125 meters||2017, 2018, 2022|
|Annapurna||8091 meters||2016, 2021|
|Gasherbrum I||8068 meters||2013, 2019|
|Broad peak||8047 meters||2014, 2017|
|Gasherbrum III||8035 meters||2019, 2022|
|Shishapangma||8012 meters||2006, 2011|
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Credits: Cover picture Pioneer Adventure