Dorje Morup

Dorje Morup
Born (1948-10-01)1 October 1948
Died 10 May 1996(1996-05-10) (aged 47)

Police career

Current status Deceased
Department Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Dorje Morup (1 October 1948 10 May 1996) was a member of the First Indian team to reach the summit of Mount Everest from the North Col.[1] Morup was one among three Indians who died on the mountain during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. While descending from the summit, Morup was trapped in a blizzard, and died due to exposure.[2] His body remains on the mountain. He is believed by some to be the unidentified climber called "Green Boots" which is used by some as a trail marker.[3]

The body of "Green Boots", which is suspected to be that of Morup.

See also


  1. Tenzing, Judy. Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest. Harper Collins.
  2. Lambert, John. Portraits of the Himalayas. p. 77.
  3. "Martyrs' Gallery". Martyrs' Gallery. Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. Retrieved 2014-01-01.

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