Kathmandu: Nepal’s famous mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa, who climbed 10 times without an oxygen cylinder, died on the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. He was 72 years old. The Mountaineering Association of Nepal gave this information. He died at his residence in Kathmandu. He was suffering from various other diseases including liver failure.
He was known as ‘Snow Leopard’. Tikaram Gurung, secretary of Nepal Mountaineering Association, said, ‘Ang Rita Sherpa was a great climber who conquered Mount Everest 10 times between 1983 and 1996 without oxygen cylinders. He died today (Monday).’
This legendary climber was awarded the prestigious ‘Guinness World Record’ certificate. He was given this honour for successfully conquering the highest of 8,848 meters high Mount Everest without an oxygen cylinder. Apart from this, he was also awarded the ‘Guinness World Record’ when he became the first person to conquer Everest without an oxygen cylinder in cold weather in December 1987.