Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nepalese Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 18th time

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Mountaineering officials say a veteran Sherpa guide has scaled Mount Everest for a record 18th time.

Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says Appa reached the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) summit along with several of his team members early Thursday.
Appa - like most Sherpas - goes by only one name.

As many as 59 climbers have scaled the world's highest peak in the last three days and many more are headed to the summit because of favorable weather conditions.-AP

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