Expedition Team Member
Gombu Sherpa, Climbing Sherpa
of Guinness Record
and 10 Times Everest Summiteer
native of the village of Gaurishankar in the Rolwaling Boding Dolakha
region (just west of the Khumbu region) of Nepal, Nima
Gombu Sherpa (37 yrs) has
served as a Climbing Guide on many Everest expeditions
part of a truly extraordinary climbing family. Known as much for
his compassionate and kind personality as for his incredible physical
Gombu adds tremendous emotional, physical, and spiritual value
to all his expeditions.
a Climbing Sherpa on our 2004 expedition, Nima Gombu gained the
summit of Mount Everest for the 10th time! Five of his brothers
have also been to the top of Everest. Quite a remarkable
Gombu and his wife also own and operate the Mount
Everest Summiters Shop in Kathmandu which offers climbing
equipment and guiding services. They live in Kathmandu most of the
year with their children.
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Gombu's Family ~ Most Siblings To Have Climbed Mount Everest
March 2003, brothers Nima Gombu Sherpa and Mingma Tsiri Sherpa had
each reached the summit of Mt Everest eight times, while their siblings
Ang Tsering Sherpa and Nima Temba Sherpa had each made one successful
Nima Tseri Sherpa and Pema Futi Sherpa have a family of seven sons
and two daughters. In addition to the four boys who have summitted
Everest, two others – Pema Tharchen Sherpa and Thundu Sherpa – have
been above 8,000 m (26,246 ft). Their youngest brother, Pasang Tenzing
Sherpa, joined an expedition in the summer of 2003.
Nima began trekking after working as a mail runner for the explorer
Edmund Hillary during his legendery conquest of Everest. His children
followed in his footsteps, and now work on Everest assisting in
treks and expeditions.
strong and friendly, Nima Gombu is shown here looking quite
relaxed and casual. Ah yes, just another Everest summit...
When he posed here with our team on May 16, 2004 it was his
10th time to enjoy to view from the Top of the World. He has
also climbed Cho Oyu, and will be a tremendously important part
of our 2006 expedition.
devout Buddhist, Nima Gombu helps to properly arrange prayer flags
our Everest Base Camp
in 2004 so as
the wind blows through them,
blessings and good luck will be carried up the mountain to help