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Team of 12 climbers achieve first ascent of Annapurna

Pritam Bhattarai

Kathmandu, April 13: A team of 12 mountaineers, including Sherpas, climbed Annapurna-I (8,091 metres) on Friday marking the first summit on the peak for spring 2024.

The team reached the summit of the world’s 10th highest mountain at around 12 pm as part of rope fixings, said Thaneswar Guragai, General Manager for Seven Summit Treks (SST), a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company.

The team of summiteers was led by Chhang Dawa Sherpa, SST Director.

With extensive climbing expertise, Chhang Dawa has set many mountaineering records, including the first K2 winter ascent, a record made by 10 Nepali mountaineers in 2021 under his leadership.

Besides, he is the second person among Nepalese who summited 14th 8000’er. He has also scripted history being the youngest climber to conquer all 14th peaks above 8000 metres at the age of 30.

List of summiteers
1. Chhang Dawa Sherpa (Nepal)
2. Nima Rinji Sherpa (Nepal) (No O2)
3. Klara Kolouchova (Czech Republic)
4. Iryna Karagan (Ukraine)
5. Samiur Rashid (United Kingdom)
6. Pasang Nurbu Sherpa (Nepal)
7. Ngima Tashi Sherpa (Nepal)
8. Mingtemba Sherpa (Nepal)
9. Pasang Sherpa (Nepal)
10. Pemba Thenduk Sherpa (Nepal)
11. Lakpa Temba Sherpa (Nepal)
12. Manish Maharjan (Nepal)