Dorjee Sherpa first summited Everest on May 10, 1993 via the standard south
east ridge route. Next he summited via the standard north east ridge
route on May 17th, 1996. On May 28, 1998 he summited a third time
the standard south east ridge.
His fourth summit was via the east
face of Everest on May 28th, 1999.
Win Whittaker writes about Kushang,
"He is an HMI instructor whose life is filled with heart
wrenching experiences at the world's highest peaks.
He ran away from home the first time at
the age of 14 to work as a porter on an expedition that was passing
through his village. He is the first person to have summited
Mount Everest from three points of the compass.
His tales of empty promises of money, equipment and land, in exchange
for his abilities to make these expeditions successful are tragic. He is
not known by the Western climbing world, but the expeditions he has
worked on created wealth and fame for their leaders in the form of books
"Yet he is humble, as
the majority of Sherpa are, and does what he does because he wants to
provide an education for his children, one that he never had. He can't
read or write so he climbs because he has to, not "Because it's
Dorjee Sherpa is from Makalu originally, but now lives in
Darjeeling, West Bengal (India).
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