Mingma Gyabu Sherpa

Mingma Gyabu Sherpa (also known as Mingma David, born 16 May 1989), is a Nepalese mountaineer and rescue climber.[1][3][2] He was the youngest person to climb all 14 eight-thousanders,[4][5] and held the Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to climb Everest and K2", which he did within 61 days.[6][2]

Mingma Gyabu Sherpa
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Mingma Gyabu Sherpa
Born (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 33)[1][2]
NationalityNepalese
Other namesMingma David Sherpa
Known forMountaineering

Mountaineering careerEdit

As of 2020, Sherpa was one of 43 climbers who have made successful ascents of all fourteen eight thousanders; he climbed nine of them with Nirmal Purja as a climbing sherpa in 2019.[5][7]

Mingma Gyabu Sherpa was one of the 10 Nepali mountaineers that made history on 16 January 2021 as the first to ascend K2 in winter. His team consisting of Nirmal Purja, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Gelje Sherpa, Pem Chhiri Sherpa and Dawa Temba Sherpa, joined by the Mingma G team consisting Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G), Dawa Tenjin Sherpa, and Kili Pemba Sherpa, and joined by Sona Sherpa from Seven Summit Treks successfully ascended the summit of K2 at 4:58 p.m. local time.[8][9] After bad weather hit the lower camps at the foot of K2 and some equipment was lost, Nepali mountaineers of those three teams decided to join efforts and climb the peak together, as a team.[10] This was the first successful K2 winter expedition after numerous attempts since 1987.[11]

AwardsEdit

The Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) has honoured Sherpa with one of the Piolet d'Or Asia Awards with the title of Sherpa of the year for his commitment to technical climbings and positive environmental stewardship in the mountains in 2019.[12]

Eight-thousanders climbedEdit

S.no. Peak (height) Year (season)
1. Mount Everest (8848). 2010 (spring), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 (spring), 2021 (spring)[13]
2. K2 (8611 m). 2014 (summer), 2018 (summer), 2021 (winter), 2022 (summer, twice)[14][15]
3. Kangchenjunga (8586 m). 2019 (spring)
4. Lhotse (8516 m). 2018 (spring)
5. Makalu (8485 m). 2014 (spring)
6. Cho Oyu (8188 m). 2011 (autumn)
7. Dhaulagiri (8167 m). 2019 (spring)
8. Manaslu (8163 m). 2012 (autumn), 2015 (autumn),[16] 2018 (autumn),[17] 2019 (autumn)
9. Nanga Parbat (8125 m). 2019 (summer)
10. Annapurna (8091 m). 2019 (spring)
11. Gasherbrum I (8080 m). 2019 (summer)
12. Broad Peak (8051 m). 2019 (summer)
13. Gasherbrum II (8034 m). 2019 (summer)
14. Shishapangma (8027 m). 2019 (autumn)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bastola, Eak Raj (6 April 2019). "Dreaming high: Getting atop the Mt. Everest". khabarhub. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Sherpa, Mingma Gyabu. "Fastest Everest and K2". thehimalayantimes.com/. The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ Nestler, Stefan (5 September 2019). "Mingma David Sherpa: Only Shishapangma is still missing".
  4. ^ "Youngest person to climb all 8,000-m mountains". Guinness World Records.
  5. ^ a b "Nepalese Climber Summits World's 14 Highest Peaks in 6 Months, Smashing Record". NPR. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Fastest time to climb Everest and K2 (male)". Guinness World Records.
  7. ^ Benvides, Angela (29 November 2021). "Mingma David Sherpa on Winter K2". explorersweb.com. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  8. ^ "K2: Nepalese mountaineers claim historic first winter ascent". www.planetmountain.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  9. ^ Arnette, Alan. "K2 Climbed in Winter for the First Time!". rockandice.com/. Rock and Ice. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Nepali climbers script history scaling K2 in winter season". No. 16 Jan 2021. The Himalayan Times. The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Nepali mountaineers achieve historic winter first on K2". Adventure. 16 January 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  12. ^ Rijal, Prahlad (20 January 2019). "Mountaineer Mingma Gyabu Sherpa feted with Piolets d'Or Asia Awards - The Himalayan Times - Nepal's No.1 English Daily Newspaper | Nepal News, Latest Politics, Business, World, Sports, Entertainment, Travel, Life Style News". The Himalayan Times.
  13. ^ "The Himalayan Database, spring 2021". Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  14. ^ "K2 Expedition 2022 : List of climbers summited K2 in 2022". baltistantimes.com. 22 July 2022. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  15. ^ "K2 Speed Ascent Records: Who Wears the Crown?". explorersweb.com. 6 August 2022. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  16. ^ "The Himalayan Database, autumn 2015". Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  17. ^ "The Himalayan Database, autumn 2018". Retrieved 7 December 2021.