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Danuru Sherpa

Danuru Sherpa Assistant Instructor, KCC Advanced Group

Danuru is a mountain guide from Phortse, and has been working for International Mountain Guides for 13 years. He has summited Everest 16 times (south side and Tibet/north side), Cho Oyu 12 times, Manaslu 1 time, and Ama Dablam 3 times. Danuru was on the 1999 Everest expedition to uncover George Mallory’s body, where he met and worked with Conrad Anker for the first time. While he spoke no English at the time, his climbing skills spoke for him, and he joined the 2001 expedition to uncover Sandy Irvine’s body (Dave Hen?). Since then Danuru has accompanied Conrad on the 2012 expedition to summit Everest from the Western Ridge on the South Side. He was also on an expedition with climbers like Cory Richards and Aaron Huey (National Geographic), and was featured in a National Geographic article on Everest. In 2013, Danuru won an ALCF sponsorship to attend a NOLS rock climbing course in Wyoming (Wind River). In 2014 he won the ALCF National Park Exchange nomination, through which he spent a month on ranger patrol in Denali National Park, a month in Yosemite, and a month in the Grand Tetons. Danuru has been with KCC for 11 years, 5 of which he served as a lead instructor. Two of his brothers, Panuru and Mingma Chhiring are also KCC instructors.