The speed record of 26-year-old Pemba Dorje
Sherpa is upheld as expected. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil
Aviation Thursday formally approved the record of Pemba at as the
fastest Everest climber as 8 hours and 10 minutes on May 21, 2004. The 7
member committee was formed to look into the dispute by Lakpa Gelu Sherpa who
previously held the record.
The ruling was expected by EverestNews.com,
in that the "word from the mountain" was that he had did it. Secondly
EverestNews.com worked with the committee to obtain several photographs of the
summit for them; while they would not confirm nor comment on what they were
looking for; what they asked for appeared in the photographs...
Earlier update and
Lakpa Gelu Sherpa, who
previously held the speed record on Everest has
challenged Pemba Dorjee Sherpa new speed record on
Everest. If this sounds familiar, last year Pemba Dorjee
Sherpa set the speed record, then Lakpa Gelu Sherpa
broke Pemba Dorjee Sherpa speed record. Pemba Dorjee
Sherpa then challenged Lakpa Gelu Sherpa time. Lakpa
Gelu Sherpa record held up... Pemba Dorjee Sherpa record
is expected also to hold up... Guys, have you ever heard
Background for 2004
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has the pleasure to release
this news that Mr. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa (27 yrs), a High Altitude Sherpa of
"Dream Everest Expedition 2004" from Gaurishankar - 1, Dolakha, Nepal has been
successful to summit Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), the highest (8848 m.) peak of
the World, by setting a new world record of fastest climbing. He completed the
distance from Sagarmatha Base Camp to the summit in 8 hours and 10 minutes by
starting at 6 P.M. on 20th May 2004 and reaching the summit at 02.10 A.M. on
21st May 2004.
The previous world record was
10 hours 56 minutes and 46 seconds set by Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa (36 yrs)
Climbing Sirdar from Solukhumbu on 25th May 2003.
Mr. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, a
High Altitude Sherpa of ten members "Dream Everest Expedition 2004" Team was
permitted to climb Mt. Everest from South East Ridge for the period of
seventy-five days from 25th March 2004 under the leadership of Mr. Robert
Huygh, Ternat, Belgium. The handling agency of this Expedition Team is Asian
Trekking P. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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