Apa Sherpa and Rich Christiansen Spend a Few Minutes

February 5th, 2011 by Rich Christiansen

Apa Sherpa has now climbed Mt Everest 20 times and is indeed the world record holder.  Last week I was able to spend a few minutes chating with Apa.

This past spring my family and I spent a month treking in the Khumbu region of Nepal.  My daughter Nawang had received a large package from Apa to take to his brother in Thami.  Thami is a good days hike up from Namche Bazzar. which is several days hike from Lukla.  

Apa had sent a half a dozen pairs of tennis shoes to his brothers family as gifts.  I have to admit carrying this pack of shoes I was gasping for oxygen.  It was great when we finally got to Apa’s lodge and was finally able to spend a delighful night with his extended famlly.

Apa shares the same life passion that I do ….. educationg children in Nepal.   Once you experience the impact of doing this it is impossilbe to ignore.   Apa’s personal information can be found at his website on the link below.  Apa Sherpa Foundation

I  hope you enjoy seeing the humble yet vibrant personality of Apa Sherpa.

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