Sherpa Sets Record for Everest Climbs On Wednesday this week, a Nepalese Sherpa who goes only by the name Apa set a new world record for climbing Mount Everest. The veteran guide has reached the top of the notorious peak 17 times.

Sherpa Sets Record for Everest Climbs

Sherpa Sets Record for Everest Climbs

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Apa, left, and Lhakpa Sherpa led their team to the summit of Mount Everest Wednesday. Dawa Sherpa/SuperSherpas LLC hide caption

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Apa, left, and Lhakpa Sherpa led their team to the summit of Mount Everest Wednesday.

Dawa Sherpa/SuperSherpas LLC

On Wednesday this week, a Nepalese Sherpa who goes only by the name Apa set a new world record for climbing Mount Everest.

The veteran guide has reached the top of the notorious peak 17 times. Apa discusses his feat with Alex Chadwick.

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