If you’re bored of all the generic names on TV, you need to know about a man who scaled 14 peaks twice. This is an unbelievable story of an adventurer who could climb anything.
A 47-year-old Nepali Sherpa who successfully climbed all 14 summits over 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) twice has broken a climbing record.
In July 2022, Sanu Sherpa of the Sankhuwasabha district in eastern Nepal summited Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II, the 13th-highest mountain in the world at 8,035 meters. He is the first person in history to have twice climbed all 14 of the highest summits.
The 14 mountains that are higher than 8000 meters above sea level are known as eight-thousanders by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. Nepal is home to Mount Everest and eight of the world’s fourteen highest peaks. The remaining six are located in China’s Tibet area and Pakistan.
Cho Oyu – 2006, 2008
Everest (Sagarmatha) – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Annapurna – 2016, 2021
Broad Peak – 2014, 2017
Lhotse – 2008, 2021
Makalu – 2019, 2022
Manaslu – 2010, 2011, 2016
Nanga Parbat – 2017, 2018, 2022
Shishapangma – 2006, 2011
Dhaulagiri – 2019, 2021
Gasherbrum II – 2019, 2022
Gasherbrum I – 2013, 2019
K2 – 2012, 2021
Kanchenjunga – 2014, 2022
Sherpas are skilled and strong will powered in guiding to the summit of the mountain. They have a deep understanding of their environment and are able to use this knowledge to guide you safely through challenging terrain.
Sherpas are famous for their ability to withstand high altitudes and extreme cold temperatures. They make climbing possible by carrying your gear up and down, they also make sure that you get oxygen at altitude by providing you with an oxygen tent or mask.
The man who scaled 14 peaks twice is not to be taken lightly. If you wish to challenge yourself or test your limits, maybe there’s no better way than scaling a mountain—even if it requires you to do so twice.