Ang Dorjee Sherpa

Ang Dorjee Sherpa

International Mountain Guide

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.

Ang Dorjee has moved on to achieve 19 summits of Everest and 28 ascents of 8,000m peaks!

  • Bio

    Ang Dorjee Ev09 webBorn 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 8,850m

    • Summitted 19 times!


    8,000m Peaks

    • 28 summits!
  • 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 8,850m

    • 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 6,962m

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


    Kilimanjaro 5,895m

    • Lead Guide, 2008

     

    8,000m Peaks


    Everest 8,850m

    • 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 8,201m

    • Summits, 7


    Broad Peak 8,047m

    • Summitted 1995


    Gasherbrum 2 8,035m

    • Summitted 1997

     

    Himalayan Climbs


    Khumbu Trek

    • Lead Guide, 2012


    Island Peak 6.189m

    • Lead Guide, 2009


    Ama Dablam 6,828m

    • Via the Southwest Ridge - 1996
  • Qualifications

    • WFR Avalanche Rescue Training
  • Ang Dorjee's Testimonials

    "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."