May 16, 2022

written by Dewan Rai

Mingma G is one peak closer to 14 peaks history.

Mountain guide Mingma Gyalje Sherpa summited Mount Everest without using supplemental oxygen on Monday while guiding a team of 27 climbers to the summit of the world’s highest mountain. 

This was Mingma’s 13th 8,000-meter peak without supplemental oxygen. Now, Shishapangma is the only peak left for him to join the club of 14 peak summiteers, which he hasn’t climbed yet with or without supplemental oxygen, according to Dawa Futi Sherpa, a manager of Imagine Nepal.

Only 44 people in the world have reached the summit of all 14 of the 8,000 m peaks. Five are from Nepal so far – Mingma Sherpa, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Sanu Sherpa, Nirmal Purja and Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, aka Mingma David. Less than 10 people have submitted all 800er without supplemental oxygen. If Mingma G succeeds in summiting Shishapangma without using supplemental oxygen, he will be the first Nepali to complete all 14 of the 8,000ers without supplemental oxygen.