For the first time in history, they set a record by reaching the summit of the mountain as three siblings.
The three sisters, Nima Jangmu, Tshring Namgya, and Dawa Futi Sherpa, from Rolwaling Valley successfully summited Europe's highest mountain, Mt. Elbrus on Saturday at around 3:15 local time.
According to Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Managing Director at Imagine Nepal Treks, the three sisters began their campaign to climb the highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents. They kicked off the campaign by climbing Mt. Everest together in 2021. They are running this campaign in memory of their late father, Dorje Sherpa.
Their next expedition will take them to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt. Aconcagua in South America.
Nima Jangmu Sherpa, one of three sisters, holds the record for the Fastest Triple Header of three 8000ers in the female category. In 2018, she climbed Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga in a single season within 25 days. She is also the first Nepali woman to stand atop the world’s third highest peak.
Dawa Futi is the youngest and has climbed Mt. Amadablam, while Tshering Namgya has taken an Introductory Rock Climbing course as well as Basic Mountain Rescue course organised by NMIA.
Compiled By: Rebika Bishokarma
Photos By: Mingma G.