- Appa Sherpa
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Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa
known_for=Summits on Mt. Everest
Appa (born c. 1960) is a
Nepalese Sherpamountain climber who has summited Mt. Everest. He was born in the village of Thame, Nepal.
Appa is often erroneously referred to as Appa Sherpa or Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; other names are often given to him by western media. Because Sherpas do not take strict records of birth dates, his birth date is unknown, but it is believed to have taken place between 1960 and 1962.
Appa grew up in the foothills of Everest, and began carrying equipment and supplies for trekkers and mountaineers at an early age.
At the age of 27, during the summer season of 1988 he married Yang Chi, also from the Thame area with whom he soon had their first son, Tenzing Zangbu. He has a total of four children.
Appa's first attempt at Everest ended unsuccessfully in 1988, the combination of inexperience, lack on knowledge of the route, and bad weather forced him to turn back at 8,500 meters. He would attempt 2 more times both unsuccessful.
Appa's first successful climb of Mount Everest was completed on May 10th 1990 with a
New ZealandTeam led by the experienced climber Rob Hall. This was his fourth overall attempt. He then began an illustrious career as Sirdar or chief Sherpa, for many high altitude expeditions. In his 18 summits of Mt. Everest, Appa is now regarded as the most expert high altitude climber in the world. He has received medals of honor from the King of Nepal, a Guinness World Record, and other honors.
According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, in December 2006 Appa moved with his family to
Draper, Utahin the USA. His reason for moving was to provide his children a good education. [ [http://www.sltrib.com/search/ci_4870469 Everest record-holder proudly calls Utah home - Salt Lake Tribune ] ]
May 22, 2008, Appa climbed Everest for the 18th time [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/world/south_asia/7414173.stm Sherpa beats Everest record again] — breaking his own record for the highest number of successful summits through his career.
* [http://www.everesthistory.com/sherpas/apa.htm Everesthistory.com - Apa Sherpa]
* [http://www.mounteverest.net/story/ApaSherpas15summits-ataleofskillandsurvivalMay312005.shtml mounteverest.net]
* [http://www.sltrib.com/search/ci_4870469 December 2006 Salt Lake Tribune article]
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