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Another 'ascent' for Everest climb record holder


08:44, April 25, 2012

(Xinhua/Zhou Shengping)

Edited and translated by Huang Beibei, People's Daily Online

April and May of each year is the golden season for mountaineering and walking in Nepal.

Apa Sherpa, a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who holds the record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person. He just concluded trekking that lasted 97 days in the Himalayas on April 21, 2012. The walk covers 20 regions from east to west across Nepal with more than 15000 km.

Sherpa said traveling through the remote areas of Nepal will also allow the men to share important details with villagers.

An important purpose for the trekking is to develop new hiking routes, and to help alleviate poverty in Nepal. The major expedition is also to promote awareness of global climate change.

Sherpa has climbed the mountain twenty-one times as of May 2011. As part of The Eco Everest Expedition 2011, Apa made his 21st Mount Everest summit in May 2011. Aside from these 21 ascents, however, Apa has also participated in unsuccessful attempts.

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Richard at 2012-04-2660.53.53.*
A sure sign of becoming subservient to the West is to call it Mount Everest and not the original Xizhang name of Mount Qomolangma.

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