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 Karsang Tendup, the first Yak Man to summit Cho Oyu and then Everest in 2001

Karsang Tendup, became the first Yak Man to reach the Summit of Everest in 2001.

"For me personally, I am very pleased that Karsang the Tibetan yak man who lives in the local valley system, and who has worked for me as a camp support man for the last 4 years, reached the summit. During the time that he has worked for me, he has always shown an interest to learn new skills. Several years ago he asked if he could attempt the summit of Everest as he can see this from his house. Last year we took him to the North Col as part of his initial training. Then last season he went to the summit of Cho Oyo on the same day as Marco and Ellen. So he had ample experience to summit Everest this year.",

On May 23th 2001, Karsang Tendup, fulfilled his dream and became the first Yak Man to reach the Summit of Everest in 2001.

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