Ang Dorje Sherpa came from Theso, Solukhumbu. He
summited Everest on October 16th, 1978 via the standard south east ridge
route without the use of bottled oxygen! Along with
they were the 4th and 5th men to summit Everest without the use of
He summited Everest a second time with the Indian
Everest expedition via standard south east ridge route without the use
of bottled oxygen a second time on May 23, 1984. Sadly he died by a fall
on Oct 24, 1984 while on the Nepalese police clean-up expedition, those
goal was to try to clear garbage from the mountain and recover the body
of Hannelore Schmatz.
The only person to Summit Everest twice without the
use of bottled oxygen before Ang Dorje Sherpa was....
Yes Reinhold Messner ....