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Nepal’s Sherpas mourn Tengboche abbott : Revered high lama was a staunch protector of the Khumbu’s culture and environment, by Surendra Phuyal (nt online 13/10/2020), The Himalaya mourn a saintly leader : The Tengboche Rinpoche was a constant source of saintly support, presiding through periods of prosperity and disaster, by Lisa Choegyal (nt 30/10/2020)

Snow leopard Ang Rita Sherpa passes away at 72 (ht 21/09/2020), Nepal's mountaineering legend Ang Rita Sherpa passes away (rep 21/09/2020), ‘Snow Leopard’ Ang Rita Sherpa passes away, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 21/09/2020), Ang Rita Sherpa, who climbed Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen, dies at 72 : The ‘Snow Leopard’ first reached the top of the world in 1983 and the last time in 1996. In 1987 he became the first person to climb the mountain in winter without bottled oxygen, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/09/2020), Legendary Ang Rita Sherpa passes away, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 22/09/2020), Mountaineering legend Ang Rita Sherpa to be laid to rest with state honor (rep 22/09/2020)

Family, friends remember record holder climber Pemba Doma Sherpa (ht 24/05/2020)

In his own tongue: A new documentary on Kancha Sherpa, the last surviving member of the first summit of Everest, brings focus to how mountaineering has affected the Sherpa community, by Jemima Deki Sherpa (kp 29/05/2019)

Ang Tshiring Sherpa: Aviation pioneer and hospitality entrepreneur: Sherpa owned, among other things, one of the leading airline companies in the country, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 28/02/2019), Noted tourism entrepreneur dead in Taplejung chopper crash, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/02/2019)

Monk who blessed Everest climbers dies: Few would dare attempt to climb the fabled 8,848 metre peak without seeking his blessing (kp 15/02/2018)

Ang Rita bestowed Guinness honours (kp 27/06/2017)

Ang Rita Sherpa in critical condition, by Khilak Budhathoki (rep 14/04/2017), 10 times Everest summitter Ang Rita shifted to general ward (rep 18/04/2017)

From hut to putt: Story of Pratima Sherpa, Nepal’s first female golf star (ht 27/01/2017) [But the state denies her Nepali citizenship!!]

Thundu Sherpa, 46: On Monday morning as the earth shook, the diametrically opposed worlds of mountaineering and horology lost a legend, by Michael Kobold (nt 02/12/2016)

French govt confers "Knight of the Legion of Honour" on Ang Norbu Sherpa (rep 27/10/2016)

Sherpa receives one of Italy’s highest honours (ht 10/08/2016)

Pasang Lhamu bags National Geographic honor for her relief efforts (rep 06/02/2016)

Nepali climber Wongchu Sherpa’s death mourned (ht 02/01/2016)

Breaking barriers: A Nepali mountaineer-turned-relief worker is in the race to win NatGeo’s Adventurer of the Year, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 27/11/2015)

Miles to go before I sleep: At 10, he carried a backpack to the Everest Base Camp; At 60, he still carries gear to trekking destinations; Nyima Sherpa says he will go on until he physically cannot, by Weena Pun (kp 18/10/2014) [on Nyima Wangchu Sherpa]

A Sherpa with many missions, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 19/07/2013) [on Pasang Kazi Sherpa]

In the shadow of a mountain called Tenzing, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 25/05/2013)

What Pasang wrought, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/04/2013) [On Pasang Lhamu Sherpa]

An ascent to remember: Next year is the diamond jubilee of the Everest climb and we can only hope that the Nepali state will embrace Tenzing Norgay once again, after having spurned him over his decision to live in India, by Deepak Thapa (kp 07/02/2012)

Nepali environmentalist and adventurer wins prestigious international award (nn 09/05/2012)

Pasang Lhamu

Tengboche Rinpoche

Tenzing Norgay

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