Sherpa siblings matched Guinness World Record becoming most siblings to climb Everest

Dream Wanderlust | Aug 15 , 2018


Four Sherpa siblings of Nepal equalled the Guinness World Record after they touched the record of most siblings to have climbed Everest (8848m). According to GWR website, three Sherpa brothers, Pemba Dorje Sherpa, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa and Phurba Thiley Sherpa, together with their sister Dawa Diki Sherpa summited Everest on 23rd May, 2018 from Nepal side. They also have set a record for most number of siblings to scale Everest together on the same day. Phurba Tenjing Sherpa received the certificates for the same at the GWR headquarters in London.

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Pemba Dorje Sherpa, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, Phurba Thiley Sherpa and Dawa Diki Sherpa climbed Everest via South Col on 23rd May, 2018. Other three brothers of them, Pemba Gyalzen Sherpa (on 17th May, 2000), Phurba (Furba) Thundu Sherpa (on 18th May, 2004), Nima Gyalzen Sherpa (on 2nd June, 2005), had already climbed Everest in past. Therefore, total seven offspring (out of ten) of Chhiring Nurbu Sherpa and Kimjung Sherpa, now have equalled the record of most siblings to summit the highest mountain in the world. Eleven years earlier, on 23rd May 2007, seven offspring (out of nine) of Nima Tsiri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa, had set the record by summiting Everest. They were Nim Temba Sherpa (Nima Temba Sherpa, on 12th May, 1992), Nima Gombu Sherpa (on 9th October, 1993), Mingma Tsiri Sherpa (Mingma Tshering Sherpa, on 12th May, 1995), Ang Tsiri Sherpa (Ang Chhiri Sherpa, on 5th May, 1999), Pasang Tenzing Sherpa (on 26th May, 2003), Thundu Sherpa (on 26th May, 2003) and Pema Tharke Sherpa (on 23rd May 2007).

As of now, "The most siblings to have climbed Everest is seven, a record shared by two families," as stated by GWR website.

Photo Courtesy: Phurba Tenjing Sherpa

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