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15-year old Sherpa girl climbs Everest

May 28 2003 at 1:20 PM
Ken Akerman  (no login)

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Here's another article that I found on the above link. If this climber is not the youngest ever to climb Everest, then she is surely the youngest female to reach the summit of Everest.

KATHMANDU - A Sherpa girl of about 15 years old may have broken the record for the youngest successful climber of Mount Everest, a Nepal Mountaineering Association official said on Saturday.

Ming Kipa Sherpa reached the world's highest summit on Thursday along with her 30-year-old sister, Lhakpa Sherpa, and her 24-year-old brother, Mingma Gyalu Sherpa, as part of a Romanian expedition, the official told AFP.

The standing record for the youngest Everest summitter was set by Temba Chheri, who lost several of his fingers to frostbite when he summitted in 2001. He was 15 years 18 days at the time.

The mountaineering official said Ming Kipa Sherpa was around 15 but did not immediately know her exact date of birth to verify whether she had broken the record.

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