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June 25, 2019

22 Year Old Tamang Youth Summits Everest Three Times

Tamang at the peak holding placard with "leave no trash"slogan
Tamang at the peak holding placard with “leave no trash”slogan

Kathmandu: Namgel Dorje Tamang of Khumbu Pasang Lhahmu Rural Municipality-4, Pangbuche summited Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse peak (8516 m) in one day, in this season, at the age of 22 years.

Earlier, he had climbed Lobuche peak(6119 m). Tamang climbed Everest on May 23, 2019, at 4 a.m and also climbed Lhotse peak at 8:30 p.m the same night.

Tamang had attempted Lhotse (8516 m) from South col along with a female mountaineer from Qatar. He also said that actually his plan was to summit Everest on 18 May, but had to retreat due to bad weather conditions.

Engaged in peak climbing since 2011, Tamang had earlier reached Everest peak in 2016, which was repeated in 2018 and 2019, while working as an Everest guide for one foreigner each time.

Tamang remembers that it was a very windy day, while climbing Lhotse. However, without worrying about adverse weather and fatigue, he successfully helped his climber to summit Lhoste.

He has undertaken high mountain rescue and peak climbing trainings organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). He returned to Kathmandu after climbing two peaks in 50 days.

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