Ang Lama


Ang is from Nepal and trained originally as an engineer, spending some time in India. But the mountains, the culture and his liking for working with people led him to change his profession to guiding and he's been working in the field for 26 years in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, USA and India among others. Previously he has worked as a Search and Rescue Ranger in 2 National Parks in the USA, Denali in Alaska and Mt Rainier in Washington and as Lead Instructor for the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal before joing IMG in 2017. He lists some of his career highlights as summitting Denali, Ama Dablam and Everest, and also rescuing 2 climbers from the death zone of Everest around 8600m there; a live hoist rescue from Chinook and Ecureil helicopters, and working with Nat Geographic and North Face on a documentary in Nepal called Secret of the Sky Tombs. In his free time he likes travelling, learning about different cultures and making new friends.

Education and Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Rigging for Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue Training at Jenny Lake Rangers in Tetons National Park