Nepalese Sherpa climbs Everest for record 19th time
It is not once , not twice but nineteen times.A Napalese Sherpa climbed Highest peak of the world 19 times. He is on mission to clean the garbage dumped by the mountaineers.
What anybody achieves by conquering the highest lowest deepest steepest, a satisfaction of conquering nature.But unfortunately we humans are too small physically as well as mentally to understand the might of nature.
All we will get in long run is ire of nature, we are probably passing through that phase.The wrong sense of satisfaction is going ti eliminate us, beyond recovery.
A Nepalese "Super Sherpa" conquered Mount Everest for a breathtaking 19th time on Thursday, breaking his own previous world record in
a climb he dedicated to environmental awareness.
Apa Sherpa, 49, reached the summit of the world's highest peak early in the morning, Jitendra Giri, of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department, told AFP.
"He reached on top of Everest this morning and spent around half an hour on the summit," Giri said, adding that he was in good health and already heading back to base camp.
Apa unfurled a banner that read "Stop Climate Change, Let the Himalayas Live!," after reaching the 8,848-metre (29,028-foot) summit.
Apa, who bagged his first Everest summit in 1990, climbed the mountain to focus global attention on climate change and its impact on the Himalayas.
"Climbing Everest is getting more difficult and dangerous every year because of the melting ice. The rocks that used to be covered by snows are getting exposed."
Apa's expedition team has been collecting garbage from Everest as part of their campaign to return the mountain to a pristine condition.
"We have brought down over five tonnes of mountain trash including parts of a crashed helicopter, old ropes and tents, ladders, metal cans and climbing gear," said Dawa.
Since it was first climbed in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the mountain has been conquered more than 3,000 times