‘Snow Leopard’ Ang Rita Sherpa to be given state honours

Ang Rita Sherpa, popularly known as The Snow Leopard, a world-famous mountain climber from Nepal, had climbed Mount Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen.

Kathmandu, September 22

Nepal’s legendary mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa, also known as the Snow Leopard across the world, will receive state honours in his final rites.

Sherpa, 72, had died on Monday.

A cabinet meeting held on Tuesday made the decision to give him state honours in recognition of his contribution to promoting the country’s fame.

He had climbed Mount Everest, the tallest peak of the world, 10 times without supplemental oxygen, between 1983 and 1996.

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