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 20 summits of Everest and 25 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 now lives and when he is not leading clients in the Himalayas, he has worked as a wind turbine mechanic on the wind farms near his Idaho home.

    Summiting Everest initially with Adventure Consultants in 1992, Ang Dorjee has moved on to achieve 20 summits of Everest and 25 ascents of 8,000m 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 20 times!


    8,000m Peaks

    • 25 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

    Seven Summits

    • Everest (8,850m/29,035ft)
      • Summits: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 (x2) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019
      • Guide: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
      • Climbing Sirdar: 1993 until 2007
      • Climbing Sherpa: 1992
    • Aconcagua (6,962m/22,841ft) - Assistant Guide 2002 & 2005, Lead Guide 2008
    • Kilimanjaro (5,895m/19,340ft) - Lead Guide 2008

    8,000m Peaks

    • Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,863ft) - 5 expeditions, 3 summits (1995, 1996, 1997)
    • Broad Peak (8,051m/26,414ft) - Summit 1995
    • Gasherbrum II (8,035m/26,361ft) - Summit 1997


    Himalayan Climbs

    • Three Peaks of Nepal (summits of Lobuche East 6,119m/20,075ft, Pokalde 5,500m/18,045ft and Island Peak 6,189m/20,305ft) - Lead Guide 2019
    • Two Peaks of Nepal (Lobuche 6,119m/20,075ft, no summit and Island Peak, summit) - Lead Guide 2019
    • Khumbu Trek - Lead Guide 2012
    • Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) - Lead Guide 2009, 2018
    • Ama Dablam (6,828m/22,401ft) - Via the Southwest Ridge 1996

    Other

    • Mount Rainier
     (6,189m/20,305ft) 
  • 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."

  • Media

    Ang Dorjee Idaho StatesmanIdaho Statesman - This Boise man just climbed Everest for the 20th time. He's never seen it so busy
    13 June 2019 - In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world. Ang Dorjee Sherpa, a Boise resident, was there.