Nepal`s `Super Sherpa` climbs Everest 21st time

Apa Sherpa has successfully scaled the 8,848m Mt Everest 21st times.

Kathmandu: A 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa
has broken his own record for the most successful climbs of Mt
Everest by scaling the world`s highest peak for the 21st time.

Apa Sherpa successfully scaled the 8,848m Mt Everest
21st times on Wednesday morning, said Ang Tshering Sherpa, the
chairman of Asian Trekking that organised the Eco Everest
Expedition 2011.

Apa Sherpa, known as `Super Sherpa`, first scaled the
Everest in 1989 and has repeated the feat almost annually
since then.

After his latest expedition, Apa said he is committed
to bring awareness to the world community about Climate Change
and to help remove old garbage from the slopes of Mt
Sagarmatha (Mt Everest).

Apa Sherpa and other members of the expedition Chris
Shumate, 49 (USA), Bruno Gremior, 39 (Switzerland) together
with three high altitude climbing guides Ang Dawa Sherpa,
Phurba Sherpa and Arita Sherpa stood on the top of the Mt
Everest at 9.15 am on Wednesday, the official said.

Expedition leader Dawa Steven Sherpa said, "This
Expedition is focused on climbing in an Eco-sensitive manner
to keep Everest clean and collect garbage, debris and waste
left by past expedition groups."

The collected garbage will be brought down to the Base
Camp by members of the clean up team for proper disposal, he
added.

Since 2008, the Eco Everest Expeditions have brought
down to base camp more than 13,500 kilos of garbage
accumulated in the Everest.

PTI

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