Pemba Dorjie

Pemba Dorjie

Pemba Dorjie is a Sherpa who currently holds the world record for the quickest climb up Mount Everest. On May 23, 2003 he reached the peak in 12 hours and 46 minutes. Lhakpa Gelu beat his record three days later, reaching the peak in 10 hours and 46 minutes. On May 21, 2004 Dorjie beat that record by more than two hours, with a total time of 8 hours and 10 minutes. His climb is considered one of the greatest feats in mountaineering, though some claim that his record must be false.

Contrary to some rumours, it is not Pemba Dorjie - but Pemba Dorjee - who set another world record, being one of the first two people to marry on top of Mount Everest, marrying Moni Mulepati.

External links

* [ - Sherpa breaks Everest record]
* [ - Nepalese officials are investigating the record set by Pemba Dorjie after rival climbers questioned his claim]
* [ New Everest Speed Record upheld]
* [ BBC: Wedding on top of Mount Everest]

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