Tenjin Lama Sherpa (35), who earlier this year set a world mountaineering record with Kristin Harela (37), has died.
Harila confirmed this in a press statement on Sunday evening.
– It is with great sadness that I received the tragic message today confirming the death of Tenjin Lama Sherpa, according to the press release.
Earlier this year, the two climbers set a world record together when they scaled all 14 of the world’s mountains above 8,000 meters in 93 days.
Taken by landslide
Yesterday, the Tenjin Lama Sherpa and climbing team were hit by an avalanche while ascending Shishapangma in China.
He and another climber, an American woman, were reported missing.
Yesterday, rescuers found the bodies of the second climber and the second Sherpa. According to the Himalayan Times.
– When I heard about the avalanches yesterday, I immediately flew to Kathmandu to help with whatever I could, and to be there to help the Lama family in this difficult time, Harila’s press release said.
– Burn my heart
Harila is now in Kathmandu, and will be there for the foreseeable future.
– I can’t believe he’s gone. Lama is the calmest and strongest Sherpa I have ever met. Burn my heart. I have lost a brother and a friend,” Harila says in the press release.
She goes on to say that her thoughts now go out to the Sherpa’s family and his many friends in the climbing community.
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