News Service, Kathmandu, 22nd May 2004
This season, yet another record was established. A young sherpa
climber today scaled Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world, in a record
time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.
Pemba Dorjee Sherpa is officially the fastest man to reach the summit, beating
the previos record of 10 hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds, set by Laskpa Gelu,
a veteran Sherpa guide who has scaled Everest 10 times.
Pemba's new record has placed him as the fastest man to reach Everest.
On May 26, 2003, Lakpa and bettered Pemba's earlier record of 12 hours just
three days after the former set it.