In a remarkable feat of mountaineering, Nima Rinji Sherpa, a 17-year-old Sherpa climber from Sangkhuwasabha, achieved an extraordinary milestone on June 26, 2023, by successfully scaling Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. This accomplishment has now etched his name in the record books as the youngest person ever to conquer the daunting 8,126-meter peak.
Accompanied by his climbing partner Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Nima Rinji Sherpa reached the summit of Nanga Parbat at 7:15 am local time in Pakistan. Known as one of the most technically challenging mountains in the world, Nanga Parbat presented a formidable obstacle, but the young Sherpa climber displayed immense skill and determination to overcome it. The news of their successful ascent was shared by Seven Summit Treks, a renowned mountaineering agency.
Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, the Director of Seven Summit Treks, expressed his pride in Nima’s achievement. At the age of 17 years and 68 days, Nima Rinji Sherpa has set a new world record as the youngest climber to conquer Nanga Parbat, adding yet another feather to his illustrious cap.
This is not the first time that Nima has pushed the boundaries of mountaineering at a young age. In the previous spring season, he achieved a remarkable feat by conquering both Mount Everest and Lhotse within a span of 10 hours, setting a new world record. At the age of 17 years and 35 days, he became the youngest climber to achieve the challenging double-header of these two revered 8,000-meter peaks. His audacious spirit and exceptional mountaineering skills have captivated the attention of the global climbing community.
Nima Rinji Sherpa has demonstrated his prowess on various other mountains as well. In 2022, he became the youngest person in the world to conquer the true summit of Mt. Manaslu, further solidifying his reputation as a remarkable mountaineer. His achievements serve as a testament to his unwavering dedication and determination, which have been nurtured by his father, Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, a renowned climber in his own right.
As Nima Rinji Sherpa continues his journey in the realm of mountaineering, the world eagerly awaits his future endeavors. With each new feat, he inspires a generation of climbers to reach for the skies and pursue their dreams relentlessly. Nima’s name has now been etched in mountaineering history, and his remarkable achievements serve as a shining beacon of inspiration for aspiring adventurers worldwide.