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  Mount Everest 2004: Ang Rita Sherpa the tradition continues...


Ang Rita Sherpa, 10 time summiter, will not be on Everest this Spring, however his two sons will be again. "My elder son [Karsang Namgyal Sherpa] is going with Russell Brice (Himalayan Experience, France) and my other son [Chhewang Dorje Sherpa] is going with Asian trekking both from Tibet side.", Ang Rita tells EverestNews.com.

Ang Rita Sherpa's younger son, Chhewang Dorje Sherpa, has summited Everest 2 times so far. His first summit was with the "Caucasus 99" Georgia Expedition when he summited via the standard south east ridge route with Beno Kashakashvili on May 12th, 1999. He summited again via the standard south east ridge route with Saeed Toossi on May 22nd, 2000.

Karsang Namgyal Sherpa has summited Everest three times, 1995. 1998, 1999.

Ang Rita Sherpa has assisted the who's who on climbing on Everest over the years...

# DATE CLIMBER ROUTE Expedition Leader
1 May 7, 1983 Ang Rita Sherpa (1) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge German/American Gerhard Lenser
2 Oct 15, 1984 Ang Rita Sherpa (2) without the use of bottled oxygen South Pillar, but descending the South east ridge Slovak František Kele
3 April 29, 1985 Ang Rita Sherpa (3) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Norwegian Arne Naess
4 Dec 22, 1987 (Winter!) Ang Rita Sherpa (4) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge South Korean  
5 Oct 14, 1988 Ang Rita Sherpa (5) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Spanish  
6 April 23, 1990 Ang Rita Sherpa (6) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Nepalese Army  
7 May 13, 1992 Ang Rita Sherpa (7) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Chilean  
8 May 16, 1993 Ang Rita Sherpa (8) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Spanish  
9 May 13, 1995 Ang Rita Sherpa (9) without the use of bottled oxygen North East Ridge Russian Kazbek Khamitsayev
10 May 23, 1996 Ang Rita Sherpa (10) without the use of bottled oxygen South East Ridge Swedish Goran Kropp
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