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Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week, setting record 24 ascents
Sherpa people, more known as skilled mountain climbers who are employed to help visiting climbers, are ethnic groups native to the mountainous regions of Nepal and the Himalayas. They practice ancient Buddhism, and also believe in gods, goddesses, and demons who inhabit every mountain, cave, and forest. For Sherpa people, many of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, are considered sacred. So, besides guiding mountain climbers, fix ropes, and carry supplies and oxygen to help mountain climbers realize their dreams safely, Sherpas also worship the goddess of the mountain to ask her forgiveness to step on her sacred body. And indeed, it is very important for a 49-year-old Sherpa who climbed Everest twice a week, his 23rd on May 15 and 24th on May 21st, breaking the world’s record. He thinks he’s still in good shape and has no plan to retire soon. Health, experience, and devotion are all needed to ensure safety and successful mountain climbing.
Enjoy reading the article to learn about this exceptional Sherpa.