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is a Sherpa
The Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. Sherpas migrated from the Kham region in eastern Tibet to Nepal within the last 300–400 years.The initial mountainous migration from Tibet was a search for beyul...
who currently holds the world record for the quickest climb of Mount Everest
Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain, with a peak at above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international boundary runs across the precise summit point...
. On May 23, 2003, he reached the peak in 12 hours and 46 minutes. Lhakpa Gelu beat his record three days later, reaching the peak in 10 hours and 46 minutes. On May 21, 2004, Dorjie beat that record by more than two hours, with a total time of 8 hours and 10 minutes. His climb is considered one of the greatest feats in mountaineering, though some claim that his record must be false.
Contrary to some rumours, it is not Pemba Dorjie - but Pemba Dorjee
- who set another world record, being one of the first two people to marry on top of Mount Everest, marrying Moni Mulepati
Moni Mulepati is the first non-Sherpa Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, having reached the peak on 30 May 2005. At the same time, she became the first woman to be married at the summit by marrying her climbing partner Pemba Dorjee Sherpa , a Sherpa who first reached the summit...