- Lhakpa Sherpa
- 10 total number
- Nepal ()
At the age of 48, Lhakpa Sherpa (Nepal, b. 23 September 1973) reached the summit of Everest (aka Sagarmāthā; Chomolungma), the world's highest mountain, for the 10th time on 12 May 2022 at 6.15 a.m. local time.
At 8,848.86 m (29,032 ft) above sea level, Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. In 2020, a joint initiative by Chinese and Nepalese land surveyors announced that Everest's height had grown from the 8,848 m (29,029 ft) elevation that had been logged by the Survey of India in 1954.
Lhakpa Sherpa completed her first Everest ascent on 18 May 2000, via the South Side; all of her subsequent nine ascents have been made via the North Side. Her most recent Everest ascent prior to this was on 16 May 2018.
The first people to top Everest were New Zealand's Edmund Hillary and Nepali sherpa Tenzing Norgay (b. Tibet) on 29 May 1953. The first woman to summit Everest was Junko Tabei (Japan) on 16 May 1975.