Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

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Ang Rita made his ascents without the use of oxygen and was known in Nepal as the ‘snow leopard’ for his climbing skills

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, has died after a long illness, his family has said, in what fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.

All the ascents to the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) summit of the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 by Ang Rita, who went by his first name, like many Sherpas, were made without bottled oxygen. He was among the first Sherpa guides to receive international fame for his accomplishments.

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Written by Reuters
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