Phurba Tashi Superstar

Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa should have become a monk, but is now perhaps the most famous climbing Sherpa alive. Starting out in his father's footsteps as an expedition cook boy, Phurba, now 38 years old, has summited Everest an incredible 14 times. In 2007, he reached the top of the world three times in one season. [More at Discovery]

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