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Disability no bar to this Sherpa to scale Everest







Apang Nawang Sherpa, 33, a disabled hailing from Taptin village of Solukhumbu district, has scaled Mt Everest, the highest peak of the world. The success achieved by Sherpa, who has only one leg, has proved that a person of patience and courage though disabled, can undertake courageous endeavours.

Accompanied by Everest friendship beyond borders expedition team, he set foot atop the Everest summit at 8.15 A.M. on May 16, it has been learnt. He had set out from base camp for the Everest summit with five other five team members on May 12. Nawang wants share his joy with ordinary Nepalese people.

Tom Mcmillan, an American Mountaineer who also gained the summit is the main colleague and witness of Nawang’s feat. He told Nepal Television that Nawang did not encounter any specific difficulty in reaching the summit.

Gombi Sherpa, a mountaineer from Dolakha had helped Nawang. With this success, Gombi has the distinction of scaling Everest for the tenth time. Father of three sons, Nawang hopes to share his experience with other disabled people.