Nima Tenji Sherpa is the second generation of professional mountain climbers in his family. After his father passed in the 1992 Kanchenjunga Expedition, he had to drop out of school and work to support his family. Due to the incident, safety has been a top priority to Nima and he is an active teacher in many mountaineering clinics that teach safety and rescue techniques to climbers.
Working his way up from being a porter, to a kitchen boy, and onto becoming one of the first Nepali IFMGA/UIAGM certified guides in history - he is now the owner/operator of a full-service guiding company @kaitu_expedition
His determined ethos have led him to become a highly accomplished mountaineer with accolades including 8 summits of Mt. Everest, and 5 summits of Mt. Cho Oyu & Mt. Manaslu.
In 2016, he was a part of the first Nepalese Team to summit Mt. Denali via the West Rib - a steeper, more exposed, and challenging route up the mountain.
Nima continues to guide full time in the Himalaya and resides in Nepal with his family.