Sonam Gyalchhen Sherpa was born in
1943 summited Everest May 7th, 1973 on the Italian Expedition led
by Guido Monzino. He currently lives in Kathmandu.
In 1996 he led
the first all-Nepali expedition to clean up rubbish from Everest.
The expedition hauled away 4,400 pounds of decades-old trash from
Mount Everest. This was the fifth attempt to clean up the mountain
over the past decade, worked on the South side of the mountain for
the 25-day cleanup expedition started on May 6 and ended on May
31. This was 23 years after his successful summit in 1973.
Expedition. Another huge expedition with sixty-four members
led by Guido Monzino. Helicopters are used to shuttle
equipment past the Khumbu Icefall and one hundred Sherpas are
also employed. Eight climbers succeed via the South Col Route.
Italian Summiters were
Fabrizio Innamorati, Virginio Epis,
and Claudio Benedetti.
Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa,
Sambhu Tamang Sherpa and Sonam Gyalchhen Sherpa also reach the
An interesting story on expedition:
Everest 1973 Expedition and the Everest Helicopter! and
More great pictures from the Everest 1973 Expedition and the