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Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Ang Gyaljen Sherpa hails from Nepal. He grew up climbing and has high altitude mountaineering in his blood- literally!  Ang has been guiding in the Himalaya and Tibet for the last 10 years. In addition to being an accomplished mountaineer with three Everest summits under his belt, Ang also has a knack for languages. He speak Sherpa, Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi, Japanese, French, and English!

Significant Ascents

Mount Everest – 3 summits
Cho Oyu – 4 summits
Manaslu –
Ama Dablam
Lhotse
Island Peak- 25 expeditions
Mera Peak – 24 expeditions
Labuche Peak – 4 expeditions
Chulu Far East – 2 expeditions
Pisang Peak – 4 summits
Mount Blanc – 2 summits
Mount Combin de Corbassiere
Barunche

Certifications

WFR/CPR
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
IFMGA Guide
Nepal Mountain Guide Diploma

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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