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.