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Legendary Sherpa, 1st to Conquer Everest 10 Times, Dies at 72

By Kyodo News 22 September 2020

KATHMANDU—Ang Rita Sherpa, a Nepalese alpine guide who was the first person to climb Mt. Everest 10 times, died on Monday morning, mountaineering officials said. He was 72.

Ang Rita, nicknamed “Snow Leopard”, achieved the feat between 1983 and 1996 without supplementary oxygen.

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