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  Everest speed record Upheld


Mr. Lakpa Gelu Sherpa (36 yrs), Climbing Sirdar from Jubing - 1, KhariKhola, Solukhumbu, Nepal speed record of Fastest Climbing on the top of World highest Mountain 8848 Meter high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) in only 10 Hours 56 Minutes and 46 Seconds is UPHELD!!

The Ministry of Tourism confirmed Lakpa Gelu Sherpa record and issued a certificate to him... EverestNews.com's investigation supported Lakpa Gelu Sherpa claim and we found NO evidence that he did not establish the record. The strongest evidence EverestNews.com found was the time that Lakpa Gelu Sherpa passed others on the way down from the summit. Lakpa Gelu Sherpa placed items on the summit proving he made the summit... We believe, Apa Sherpa confirmed Lakpa Gelu Sherpa time at the summit to the Ministry of Tourism, but we were unable to reach Apa.

Lakpa Gelu 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)

This was Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa tenth time reaching the Summit of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest).

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