Temba Tsheri Sherpa
Temba Tsheri Sherpa is a mountaineer who grew up in the rugged terrains of the Himalayan district of Dolakha, Nepal. Born in 1985, Temba conquered Everest at the tender age of 14, to set a Guinness World Record as the youngest person to reach the top of the world, in his second consecutive attempt.
Born to a middle-class family, he had decided to follow the footsteps of his ancestors when he was just a schoolboy. Despite losing five of his finger (three on right, and two on left) while attempting a climb atop Mount Everest from the South col (Nepal) a year earlier, he did not give up. That only motivated him further to exude courage and endurance, and finally at a tender age of 16, he was able to reach the Top of the World.
Sherpa is now the Founder and Managing Director of Sherpa Khangri Outdoor & Asia Voyage Nepal, a trekking and expedition agency based in Panipokhari, Kathmandu. He is currently in the mission of climbing the Seven Summits (the highest peak of each continent) and has already scaled the Kilimanjaro (Africa), Elbrus (Europe) and Denali (North America). He is presently engaged in efforts aimed at combating the impact of climate change and global warming.