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Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa
and their Family

Nima Tseri Sherpa married Pema Futi Sherpa and lived in a remote village in Nepal. They had a large family of 9 children (7 sons and 2 daughters) to support. During that time the economic conditions were weak in Nepal and there were no employment opportunities expect farming in their village (only potatoes could be farmed). So they could not afford to give the children an education, at all. Nima Tseri Sherpa went to India to search for a job. When searching for work, he got a job with Edmund Hillary in Darjeeling. He was hired as the "mail runner" with the Hillary's Expedition on Everest. He learned about trekking and expeditions, and he started to go trekking. While the children were growing up, they were following their father's job, and then followed in his footsteps. They started working on trekking and expeditions.

The 7 sons

   Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa's oldest two sons, Ang Tsering Sherpa and Nima Temba Sherpa, have summited Everest once each. Pema Tharchen Sherpa, their third son, has been above 8000 meters on Everest & summited other mountains above 8000 meters. Nima Gombu Sherpa, their fourth son, has summited Everest 9 times & was on K2 above 8500 meters. Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, their fifth son, has summited Everest 9 times in the last 9 years and has summited K2 once. Thunduk Sherpa, their sixth son, summited everest his year for the first time on May 26, 2003. and has been above 8000 meters on Everest & other peaks. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, their seventh son has been "studying", but has gone on treks and expeditions while on vacation from studying. Because Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa are getting old, and having some problems with the economy, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa (their seventh son), went on an Everest expedition this year to make money... He summited on May 26, 2003 with Thunduk and Mingma Tsiri Sherpa.

 

Yes that means three brothers summited Everest on May 26, 2003 from the same family in addition to the other 3 Sherpas brothers who summited Everest also on May 26th, 2003. [And who cares who was the first 3 brothers!]

 

In addition, now 6 brothers from this family has summited Everest! 4 in 2003, for a total of 22 summits of Everest by the Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa family...

 

Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa family also became the first family to have 4 brothers summit Everest in the same year...

 

The 7 sons and 2 daughters

 

Nima Gombu Sherpa, one of the nicest people you could meet in this world, provided us with this story. We helped out with the English a little..

Check out the families individual pages per climber.

 

Name list of our family are: Everest summit:

1. Nima Tseri Sherpa (father)

2. Pema Futi Sherpa (mother)

3. Ang Tsering Sherpa (first child; son) One Summit of Everest

4. Nima Temba Sherpa (second child; son) One Summit of Everest

5. Pema Tharchen Sherpa (third child; son) above 8000 meters & summited other mountains above 8000 meters

6. Ngami Sherpa (fourth child; daughter)

7. Nima Gombu Sherpa (fifth child; son) 9 & K2 above 8500 meters

8. Mingma Tsiri Sherpa (sixth child; son) 9 times & K2 Summit

9. Lakpa Futi Sherpa (seventh child; daughter)

10. Thunduk Sherpa (eighth child; son) one summit on on May 26, 2003

11. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa (ninth child; son) one summit on on May 26, 2003

 

 





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