Born in Thame in the Everest Region, the same village as first time Everest summiteer Tenzing Norgay, Ang Chhutin developed an early love for the mountains and running. After finishing school, she initially studied medicine, but being stuck in one place left her dreaming of the mountains and clean fresh air, so she transferred her skills to the tourism and guiding industry. This also allowed her to persue her passion for extreme running.
Ang Chhutin is one of Nepal’s leading female ultra marathon athletes, and 2014 alone saw her finish 1st female in the 42km Mount Tenzing Hillary Marathon (11th overall) and Nepal’s 60km Royal Penguin Marathon, as well as 5th in Malaysia’s 28th Mount Kota Kinabalu International Climbathon Summit Race.
Ang Chhutin is currently focusing on developing her skills as a trekking and mountaineering guide, as well as being a public speaker and advocate for mountaineering rights and the need for proper rules and regulations to protect the mountains and those who work on them. She hopes to see the world through her running.