Pemba Dorje is a Sherpa from beding, Rolwaling Valley, Dolkha, Nepal. He claims to have made the fastest ever ascent of Mount Everest on 21 May 2004, taking eight hours and ten minutes. The record was confirmed by Nepal's tourism ministry.[1] The record has since been rejected by the Nepal Supreme Court, the Nepal Ministry of Tourism, and the Guinness Book of World Records.[2][3][4][5]

Pemba Dorje

Pemba Dorje previously set a record for the fastest summit of 12 hours and 45 minutes in 2003, only to see it broken by Lakpa Gelu Sherpa three days later who set a new record of 10 hours 56 minutes. Pemba Dorje disputed the claim of Lakpa Gelu, believing his result was untrue, but the Nepalese government ruled it was valid.[6]


  1. ^ "Sherpa sets record Everest time". BBC News. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
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  6. ^ "Everest speed record ruling". BBC News. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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