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).
report is below...
A reliable source in Nepal reports to
EverestNews.com This morning I got a phone call from Everest Base Camp and
saying that Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa has made a summit with new record 10:46:56
Note this is an unconfirmed time, if
the time is valid this would be a new speed record for Everest breaking the
record set by Mr. Pemba Dorjie Sherpa (25yrs.), High Altitude Sherpa from Gaurishankar - 1, Rollwaling
climbing on the top of Sagarmatha in only 12 hours 45 minutes.
The previous world record was set by Late Babu Chhiri Sherpa for 16 hours 56
minutes in the year 2000.