Nepali Sherpa Ang Rit, 72, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, has died in his sleep after a long illness.
Known as the Snow Leopard, Ang Rita first climbed the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, in 1983.
Sherpa Ang Rita, one of the first Sherpa guides to achieving international fame, has been suffering from various health problems for many years and has never climbed a mountain since she recorded her victory over Everest in 1996.
Her daughter, Dolma Lamo, said her father died in his sleep on Monday at a home on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital.
Although Ang Rita was a national hero, she was in a financial crisis. He had liver and brain problems. He was airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu from a hilly village in 1999 for treatment. He was hospitalized for a few months in 2017 due to brain disease.
Many climbers have broken Aung Rita’s record for the highest number of Everest conquests in her time. A man named Kami Rita (none of Aung Rita) has climbed the 29,235 feet peak 24 times in total.
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