May 18, 2007
HEROES WITHOUT HYPE:
Nepali Climbs Everest for 17th Time (Sam Taylor, May 17, 2007, AP)
A Nepali mountaineer broke his own world record by summiting Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, for a breathtaking seventeenth time.Posted by Orrin Judd at May 18, 2007 12:00 AM
Mountaineering officials in Kathmandu said the staggering achievement by Appa Sherpa and his team was a proud day for the impoverished Himalayan nation, whose climbers have long been eclipsed by their higher-profile foreign counterparts.