Jangbu Sherpa

    Jangbu Sherpa

    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Jangbu Sherpa has climbing in his blood. He has lived most of his life in Nepal surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains. He has been guiding for 12 years, leading countless treks and climbing trips with Australian and European clients. Jangbu was fortunate enough to stand on the top of the world on the summit of Mt. Everest in 2011, 2017 and 2018. He has also led two successful expeditions on Ama Dablam in 2009 & 2011. He leads many of our international expeditions including senior lead guide on Denali, and guides annually on Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Jangbu came to the United States in 2012 and was certified as a Wilderness First Responder. At the beginning of 2013, he also finished his certification as an International Mountain Guide. Jangbu is very proud to have been a part of only the third class in Nepal to finish this rigorous program. He is also an experienced canyoneer and was part of an expedition that opened the highest canyoneering route in the world in Naar Phu, Nepal. When he is not in the mountains (which is always his first choice!), Jangbu enjoys trail running, gardening, and keeping in touch with his family and friends on Skype.

    10-year

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    1974 AD ( Nepali )

    What was your first mountain? When did you climb it? Who were you with?
    Mera Peak, 2006 with my brother.

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
    Suman Gurung

    When you’re not guiding?
    Hangout with my son and wife doing some hike, swim, lots of parks etc.

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Keep things simple, one thing at a time and enjoy the moment.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt Everest
    Denali
    Aconcagua
    Kilimanjaro
    Lhotse
    Ama Dablam
    Mount Dhaulagiri
    Mount Cholatse
    Mount Chulu Far East
    Island Peak
    Mera Peak
    Lobuche East
    Yala Peak
    Yalung Ri
    Mt Rainier
    Mt Shuksan
    Mt Baker
    Mt Eldorado
    Olympus
    Shuksan
    Grand Teton
    Mt Washington

    Certifications

    IFMGA Certified Guide
    Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    Avalanche Level 2

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    I was thrilled to be in Antarctica. The plane ride over was exciting. The scenery was spectacular. I have always found Alpine Ascents to be excellent compared to other groups I’ve traveled with.

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