Chiri Sherpa has died 4/29/01
Chiri Sherpa has passed away after unexpectedly
falling into a crevasse at Camp II at 1600
hrs on 29 April 2001. He was camping at Camp II
in the western CWM of Everest. It is believed
that he was trying to take pictures from
different corners around CII, and he fell into a
body was recovered this morning at 0900 hrs by
one Sherpa and 2 western climbers from about 30
m deep down crevasse. His body is being ferried
down to the base camp today.
pray to Lord Almighty to help his soul rest in
eternal peace. Babu Chiri, man of the man and
the macho of the man kind has left us all
sangita and binita Himalaya Center, Nepal
and unfortunate demises of Mr. Babu Chiri
Sherpa holder of two World Records on Everest.
are very sorry to inform you that Mr. Babu Chiri
Sherpa bestowed with 2 world records on Everest.
(1)- Spent 21 hours on summit of Everest without
auxiliary oxygen. (2)- Fastest Ascent of Everest
16hrs. 56 minutes. And ten times summiter of
Mount Everest met with an unfortunate death due
to accident on 29th of April 2001 at camp II.
Approximately around 4 P.M., while he was
leading the National team M/S Kathmandu Metropolitan
Everest Expedition 2001.
Babu Sherpa (Managing Director)
Babu Chiri Sherpa,
had a dream, not to Summit
Everest in 16 hours, or to sleep the night on the
Summit. He had done both. His dream was to build a
school for his six daughters in his small village in
Nepal. You see Babu "never saw the door of a
school". He learned to read, but from his own
studies. He wanted a better life for his daughters than
frankly having them carry someone else's gear up
him build it today !!!!
on Babu here on his
page on EverestNews.com. Including
Babu's Q&A were he talks about his dream.