May 18, 2007


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.

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.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 18, 2007 12:00 AM
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