Chhewang Nima

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Famous Everest Sherpa Missing After Avalanche

Helicopter searches for Chhewang Nim, who scaled peak 19 times

(Newser) - A renowned sherpa who has scaled Mt. Everest 19 times was likely killed in an avalanche as he neared the peak of Mt. Baruntse in eastern Nepal. Chhewang Nima was leading an expedition of seven climbers when the avalanche struck as he was fixing ropes near the top of the...

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