Ming Kipa

Youngest person to climb Mount Everest

Ming Kipa is a Nepalese Sherpa girl who (as recorded in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records) was the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. She reached the summit on May 24, 2003 when she was 15 years[1] old, with her brother Mingma Gyula and her sister Laphka. Nepalese law does not allow climbers under 16 to climb Everest, so Ming Kipa Sherpa summitted Everest from the Chinese side.


  1. Glenday, Craig (2010), Guinness World Records 2010: Thousands of New Records in The Book of the Decade!, p. 210, ISBN 978-0553593372, retrieved 2011-07-22