Nepali mountaineer to take a child to ascend Mt. Qomolangma

09:01, June 08, 2010      

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Famous Nepali mountaineer Pemba Dorje Sherpa has announced that he would take a child from Dolakha district in central Nepal to scale Mt. Qomolangma (also known as Everest) next year in a bid to make him the youngest summitter of the world's tallest mountain.

"I am sad after Temba Chiri Sherpa of Dolakha was no longer the youngest climber of the highest peak," Pempa said.

Jordan Romero, aged 13 from California of United States, summitted Mt. Qomolangma on May 22 from the Northern slope, becoming the youngest man to conquer Mt. Qomolangma. The previous title was held by Temba, who first summitted Mt. Qomolangma at the age of 16.

"Now I plan to help a child from Dolakha climb to the peak to make sure that the record returns to the district," said Pemba.

"I will try my best to take an 11-year-old child to Everest at my own expense. If I couldn't find anyone then I will take my 9-year-old son," Pemba said.



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