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Famous Sherpas to hike the length of the Great Himalaya Trail

Famous Sherpas to hike the length of the Great Himalaya Trail Dec 31st, 2011 at 9:00AM: Two famous Nepalese Sherpas are preparing to hike the entire length of the Great Himalaya Trail in an effort to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on the region. The duo will set out on January 15th and hope to encourage economic development along the new trekking route as well. Apa Sherpa and Dawa Steven Sherpa will begin their journey in eastern Nepal in the village of Ghunsa...

Legendary Sherpa to attempt 21st summit of Everest

Legendary Sherpa to attempt 21st summit of Everest Apr 5th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Legendary Himalayan mountain guide Apa Sherpa has returned to his home country of Nepal once again this year, where he'll be attempting his 21st summit of Mt. Everest. If successful, he will extend his existing record as the man to accomplish that feat most often. Apa, who now lives in Utah, left his friends and family last Friday, and set off for the Nepali capital of Kathmandu. That city...

13-year old Jordan Romero summits Everest

13-year old Jordan Romero summits Everest May 22nd, 2010 at 10:00AM: 13-year old Jordan Romero reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, earlier today, setting a new record for the youngest person to achieve that feat. The successful summit also leaves him just one peak shy of his ultimate goal, to become the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits. For much of the week, high winds buffeted the mountain, preventing climbers from...

Sherpa goes for 20th Everest summit, takes Edmund Hillary along

Sherpa goes for 20th Everest summit, takes Edmund Hillary along Apr 2nd, 2010 at 8:00AM: One of the mountaineers who has already arrived in Kathmandu ahead of the Himalayan climbing season is the legendary Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for the most successful summits of the mountain at 19. When the climber announced his plans to return to the Himalaya he made it clear that he intended to break his own record, and claim his 20th summit, while also promoting his Apa Sherpa...

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