- Mingma Dorchi Sherpa
- 6:1 hour(s):minute(s)
- Nepal ()
Mingma Dorchi Sherpa (Nepal) climbed Everest and Lhotse – the highest and fourth-highest peaks in the world – in a total time of 6 hours 1 minute. He summited Everest on 27 May 2019 at 12:44 a.m. and traversed via the South Col to the summit of Lhotse by 6:45 a.m. on the same day. Both climbs were made with the use of bottled oxygen.
There are 14 mountain peaks on Earth that exceed an altitude of 8,000 m (26,246 ft) but there is a considerable gap between the fifth and sixth peaks, hence the identification of the "Higher Eight-thousanders". These five peaks are Everest (8,848 m), K2 (8,611 m), Kangchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Makalu (8,485 m).
Mingma Dorchi (b. 18 August 1987), from the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal, beat the previous record for climbing two (double-heading) 8,000ers achieved by Gurkha soldier Nirmal "Nims" Purja (Nepal), who took 10 hours 15 minutes to summit Everest and Lhotse on 27 May 2017.