Most of us met him, and he kept us safe. Image by BAI courtesy BAI
"Under the leadership of Ang Nima, the longtime lead 'Icefall Doctor', 11 or our regular climbing Sherpas worked hard over a period of 5 days to establish the route up to C1," reported Wally Berg back in 2006. Image of Ang Nima courtesy of BAI (click to enlarge). Image by Wally Berg courtesy Berg Adventures International, SOURCE
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(Tina Sjogren/Asian Trekking) We complained about him when the icefall was late, we praised him when the job got done. Most of us met him, and he kept us safe. Now the Ice Fall Doctor Ang Nima Sherpa is gone. Here's from Ang Tshering in Kathmandu."This is to inform of the sad demise of Khumbu Ice fall Doctor Ang Nima Sherpa who was one of the oldest serving sherpa for the Mt. Everest - Khumbu Ice fall doctors. He died in his home village of Pangboche on the 25th January 2013 at 6:30 pm at the age of 59. The 'Icefall Doctors'...