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Everester Ang Rita Sherpa dead

He was also known as the 'snow leopard' for his climbing skills
Ang Rita Sherpa
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Reuters   |   Kathmandu   |   Published 22.09.20, 04:50 AM

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.

All the ascents to the 8,850-m. (29,035-foot) summit of the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 by Ang Rita, also known as the “snow leopard” for his climbing skills, were made without bottled oxygen.

The 72-year-old, who had suffered brain and liver ailments for a long time, died at his home in the Nepali capital, his grandson, Phurba Tshering, said.



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