50 Comstock Blvd.
Richland, WA 99354
Ang Dorjee Sherpa will share his vivid memories, backed up by stunning pictures at the Annual Meeting of the Columbia Basin Badger Club on January 16 at the Riverfront Hotel in Richland. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM. Ang Dorjee Sherpa’s presentation will follow a brief business meeting with a report to the membership.
Born in the remote 13,000-foot-high village of Panboche in Nepal, Ang Dorjee Sherpa grew up in the shadow of 22,349-foot Mt. Ama Dablan. The son of the famous climber and guide, Nima Tenzing Sherpa, he began mountain climbing as a porter at the age of 12. He first climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 22 and has climbed it 20 times. He has climbed 26,864-foot Mt. Cho Oyu 7 times, Ama Dablan 10 times, Mt. Killimanjaro in Africa 3 times, Mt. Aconcagua in the Andes of South America 35 times, and Mt. Rainier 45 times. In 2014, he survived an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 16 Sherpas, including three from his own crew. He immigrated to America in 2002 after meeting his future wife, Michelle Gregory, a computational linguist, who worked at PNNL.