Ang Rita

1948 - 2020

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Ang Rita Sherpa (Nepali: आङरिता शेर्पा; 27 July 1948 – 21 September 2020) was a Nepali mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest ten times without the use of supplemental oxygen between 1983 and 1996. His sixth climb set the world record for the most successful ascents of Mount Everest, which he re-set on his tenth climb. Although others have since summitted Everest more, he still holds the record for most summits without supplementary oxygen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ang Rita has received more than 99,034 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 18 in 2019). Ang Rita is the 35th most popular mountaineer, the 29th most popular biography from Nepal and the 3rd most popular Nepalese Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Ang Rita ranks 35 out of 44Before him are Krzysztof Wielicki, Verney Lovett Cameron, Fanny Bullock Workman, Ueli Steck, Apa Sherpa, and Oh Eun-sun. After him are Bachendri Pal, Denis Urubko, Edurne Pasaban, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Joe Simpson, and David Lama.

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Among people born in 1948, Ang Rita ranks 457Before him are Itzhak Shum, Guido Knopp, Natalya Gundareva, George W. Casey Jr., Richard Riehle, and Enriqueta Basilio. After him are Mahesh Bhatt, Ian Hodder, Mimi Kennedy, Frank Lampard, István Tarlós, and Saroj Khan. Among people deceased in 2020, Ang Rita ranks 467Before him are Betty Wright, Dave Greenfield, Ezio Bosso, Norman I. Platnick, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, and J. I. Packer. After him are Tibor Benedek, Jasraj, Alison Lurie, Alfredo Lim, Nicolas Portal, and Saroj Khan.

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Among people born in Nepal, Ang Rita ranks 29 out of 47Before him are Laxmi Prasad Devkota (1909), Bhimsen Thapa (1775), Pushpa Kamal Dahal (1954), Dipendra of Nepal (1971), KP Sharma Oli (1952), and Apa Sherpa (1960). After him are Surya Bahadur Thapa (1928), Sher Bahadur Deuba (1946), Man Mohan Adhikari (1920), Jhala Nath Khanal (1950), Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875), and Queen Aishwarya of Nepal (1949).


Among mountaineers born in Nepal, Ang Rita ranks 3Before him are Tenzing Norgay (1914) and Apa Sherpa (1960).