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The Sherpas of Everest Series: Sonam Dendu Sherpa


Sonam Dendu Sherpa summited Everest on May 24th, 1989 via the standard South East Ridge route while on the American led by Pete Athans. In 1990, 91, 93, and 94 he repeated his summit via the standard South East Ridge route to give him 5 Summits of Everest.

Sonam Dendu Sherpa was born in 1962, and lives in Tinkune, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal. In addition to his 5 Everest Summits, he reached over 8000 meter on Makalu and Summited a few times, and Shishapangma Central Summit at 8013m height in 2000, plus Ama Dablam Summit (two times). His summit with the Greek Shishapangma Autumn 2000 expedition was reported in EverestNews.com at the time.

Three Greek climbers from the Greek Shishapangma Autumn 2000 expedition reached the Central Summit of Shishapangma on October 4th at 10:30 in the morning along with two Sherpa climbers. "We were there the same time with four members of the Korean expedition and we have pictures with them. Our Sherpa were Mr. Sonam Dendu and Kanchha Nuru from Thamserku trekking company." Konstantinos Apostolopoulos

 

The names of the climbers were :

a.) Tsivelekas, Konstantinos (captain) summit.

b.) Argiris, George summit.

c.) Apostolopoulos, Konstantinos summit.

d.) Papakonstantinou Takis 1st camp 6200.  

e.) Sonam Dendu Summit

f.) Kanchha Nuru Summit

They summited by the north route. 

 

Sonam Dendu Sherpa works for Global Expeditions and its sister company Thamserku Trekking. Global Expedition is focused on Expeditions and Thamserku Trekking is concerned with all Trekking/Tours etc.

Below is the table of Sonam Dendu Sherpa Summits of Everest.

# Date Climber Route Expedition Comments Nationality
1 May 24, 1989 Sonam Dendu Sherpa (1) South East Ridge American Pete Athans Nepal
2 Oct 5, 1990 Sonam Dendu Sherpa (2) South East Ridge French Marc Batard Nepal
3 May 8, 1991 Sonam Denbu Sherpa (3) South East Ridge Sherpa Youth Lopsang Sherpa Nepal
4 May 10, 1993 Sonam Dendu Sherpa (4) South East Ridge Korean Women Hyung Ok Gi Nepal
5 May 9th, 1994 Sonam Dendu Sherpa (5) South East Ridge Sagarmatha Environmental Steven Goryl Nepal

 
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