Health of 10 time Everest Summiter, Ang Rita Sherpa improves


18th Apr, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, April 18 : The 10 time Mount Everest summitter, Ang Rita Sherpa's health has improved and is shifted to general ward.

[caption id="attachment_5116" align="alignnone" width="844"] Photo: Ang Tshering Sherpa[/caption]

Sherpa, 68, who summitted Everest without oxygen for 10 times is undergoing treatment at Basbari-based Neuro Hospital after a brain hemorrhage.

“According to doctors involved in his treatment, he may have to undergo operation if the medication does not work,” said Thakur Raj Pande, general secretary of Nepal Mountaineering Association. Pande said Sherpa has been shifted to general ward after ICU treatment. “We are doing our best for his treatment,” added Pande.

Sherpa scaled Mt Everest 10 times between 1983 and 1996 but stopped climbing after developing health related problems. He has had lung and kidney problems in recent years. Minister for Tourism, Culture Civil Aviation Dil Nath Giri and officials visited Sherpa at the hospital and expressed commitment to help in his treatment, said Pande. Sherpa's daughter Dolma Lhamu Sherpa is attending on him.