Home Location: Kathmandu
Occupation: Mountaineer, Guide
Kipa was born and grew up in Nepal's Solu Khumbu and has
been climbing all his life. With ascents of Nepal's highest peaks, including
Everest (which he has summited three times, including the southwest face),
Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri and most trekking peaks, Kipa's
mountaineering skills, safety record and affable nature make him an invaluable
member of Team Everest ‘03.
Kipa has become Gary's "left-hand man" and a close personal
friend. They have trekked and climbed together extensively, most recently
during the Everest 2001 “Anything is Possible” expedition, and have presented
lectures about Nepal and Everest throughout the USA. Kipa and his wife Pasang
have four children.