| 22 April 2024, Monday |

Nepali Sherpa sets climbing record on Pakistan mountain

A 47-year-old Nepali sherpa has broken a global record by reaching all 14 peaks higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) for the second time, according to his agency.

Sanu Sherpa of the Sankhuwasabha area in east Nepal climbed the summit of Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II, the 13th highest at 8,035 meters, on Thursday morning, according to his Pioneer Adventure trekking firm in Kathmandu.

“He is the only person in the world who has scaled each of the 14 tallest mountains twice,” the company’s executive director, Nibesh Karki, told Reuters. There were no other details provided.

Nepal is home to eight of the world’s fourteen tallest peaks, including Mount Everest. The other six are in Pakistan and China’s Tibet area.

  • Reuters