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Meet Apa Sherpa

Apa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; 20 January 1960) nicknamed “Super Sherpa”, is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who, jointly with Phurba Tashi, holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person.
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2016 Pioneers of Progress re-cap [video]

On July 12, 2016 Apa Sherpa was awarded with the Sportsmanship and Athletics award for the Pioneers of Progress at the Days of ’47 banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This video is a recap of that night.

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2016 Pioneers of Progress Awards

Come join us July 12 to congratulate Apa Sherpa!

As part of the annual celebration of Utah’s pioneer heritage, The Days of ’47 Board of Trustees honors modern-day Utahns who perpetuate a legacy of industry and integrity with Pioneers of Progress awards. These awards honor deserving Utahns whose lives and achievements commemorate such virtuous principles of pioneering as faith, courage, industry, integrity and sacrifice; and whose work benefits present and future generations.
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Nepal Trek – May 8, 2016

As we trek through the Solo Khumbu, one thing that stands out to me is the young age of the porters carrying more than their weight up the mountains. My heart breaks for the young girls and boys, not attending school. That is a privilege unknown to them. Their future, their life, holds no choices for them.  Young children I met a few years ago, are now on the mountains doing unimaginable dangerous work to earn a living.

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Who We Are

Apa and his team have worked the last five years to raise money to assist the Thame School. Now, with the help and support of generous donations, the Apa Sherpa Foundation will be able to expand the legacy already begun by Apa himself.

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