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BIO

 Born in 1970 in Pangboche, Nepal, Ang Dorjee Sherpa, grew up amongst Himalayan climbers. His father Nima Tenzing Sherpa climbed with British mountaineer Chris Bonington in the 1970s and 80s. At age 12, Ang Dorjee followed in his father’s footsteps, beginning as a porter.

With assistance from western clients impressed by his work ethic, Ang Dorjee attended private school in Nepal while continuing his mountaineering work with several expeditions in the Everest region.

In 2002 Ang Dorjee immigrated to the United States where he married Michelle Gregory, whom he’d met previously at Everest Base Camp.  They lived in Washington state for many years and are now based in The Netherlands with their two children.

When he is not leading clients in the Himalayas, Ang Dorjee has worked as a wind turbine mechanic on the wind farms near his Washington home.

Summiting Everest initially with Adventure Consultants in 1992, Ang Dorjee has moved on to achieve 19 summits of Everest and 28 ascents of 8000m peaks! His skills as a climber are legendary. Frequently we consult his mountain acumen to ensure the smooth operation of an expedition.

NOTABLE ASCENTS

Everest (8850m)

  • Summitted 19 times!


8000m Peaks

  • 28 summits!
 
Ang Dorje Sherpa on the summit of Mt Everest for the 8th time!

Q & A

Most memorable climbing experiences?
One year on Ama Dablam I was on the summit and was able to look down through binoculars and see my father in our yard in Pangboche.

Outside of climbing how do you like to spend your time?
Biking with my children.

INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITIONS/GUIDING

SEVEN SUMMITS

Everest (8850m)

 
  • Summits - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 (x2) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Guide - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Climbing Sirdar – 1993 until 2007
  • Climbing Sherpa – 1992

Aconcagua (6962m)

 
  • Assistant Guide - 2002, 2005
  • Lead Guide, 2008

Kilimanjaro (5895m)

 
  • Lead Guide, 2008

8000M PEAKS

Everest (8850m)

 

  • Summits - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 (x2), 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Guide - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Climbing Sirdar, 1993 to 2007
  • Climbing Sherpa, 1992

Cho Oyu (8201m)

 
  • Summits,  7

Broad Peak (8047m)

 
  • Summitted 1995

Gasherbrum 2 (8035m)

 
  • Summitted 1997

HIMALAYAN CLIMBS

Khumbu Trek

 

  • Lead Guide, 2012

Island Peak (6189m)

 

  • Lead Guide, 2009

Ama Dablam (6828m)

 

  • Via the Southwest Ridge - 1996

QUALIFICATIONS

  • WFR Avalanche Rescue Training

 

"I don’t think we could have had a better guide during a trek through the Khumbu Valley than Ang Dorjee Sherpa.  We had a great time and will treasure the many memories we brought home from Nepal."