photo : a. jafari
It is official!
Mr. Lakpa Gelu Sherpa (36 yrs), Climbing Sirdar from Jubing - 1, KhariKhola, Solukhumbu, Nepal has been successful to hold the World record of Fastest Climbing on the top of World highest Mountain 8848 Meter high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) for only 10 Hours 56 Minutes and 46 Seconds.
He had started for the Summit at 5.00 PM. on 25 May 2003 and reached on the Summit at 3hrs. 56 min. 46 sec. AM. on 26 May 2003 and he reached down to Base Camp at 11.20 AM. on 26 May 2003. He completed this ascent from Base Camp to top and reached down to Base Camp in 18 hours 20 Minutes.
The previous world record was 12 hours 45 Minutes was set by Mr. Pemba Dorjie Sherpa (25 yrs) Climbing Sherpa from Rolwalling on 23 May 2003. It is also reported that Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa hoisted the National flag (6 feet tall made by brass)
Mr. Lakpa Gelu Sherpa was the Climbing Sirdar of 12 Members "Jubilaeiuns Expedition Mt. Everest 2003" permitted to climb 8848m high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) from South East Ridge under the Leadership of Mr. Eckhard Schmitt (56 Yrs) Mountaineer from Shaftlach, Wiesseer Str., Germany.
It is also reported that this is his tenth times Summit of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest).