Apa Sherpa

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Apa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; 20 January 1960), nicknamed "Super Sherpa", is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who, until 2017, jointly with Phurba Tashi held the record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person. As part of The Eco Everest Expedition 2011, Apa made his 21st Mount Everest summit in May 2011 then retired after a promise to his wife to stop climbing after 21 ascents. He first summited Everest in 1990 and his last time to the summit was in 2011.Apa met Edmund Hillary many times, and was on the Expedition with his son Peter Hillary in 1990, which was the first summit for both of them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apa Sherpa has received more than 615,699 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Apa Sherpa is the 33rd most popular mountaineer (down from 31st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Nepal (down from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Nepalese Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Apa Sherpa ranks 33 out of 44Before him are Erhard Loretan, Rob Hall, Krzysztof Wielicki, Verney Lovett Cameron, Fanny Bullock Workman, and Ueli Steck. After him are Oh Eun-sun, Ang Rita, Bachendri Pal, Denis Urubko, Edurne Pasaban, and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner.

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Among people born in 1960, Apa Sherpa ranks 284Before him are Alain Geiger, Jocelyn Pook, Shinji Tanaka, Eric Betzig, Ian McDonald, and Joachim Winkelhock. After him are Euclid Tsakalotos, Hiromi Tsuru, David L. Rabinowitz, John Billingsley, Vladimir Salnikov, and Željko Šturanović.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Apa Sherpa ranks 28 out of 47Before him are Sushil Koirala (1939), Laxmi Prasad Devkota (1909), Bhimsen Thapa (1775), Pushpa Kamal Dahal (1954), Dipendra of Nepal (1971), and KP Sharma Oli (1952). After him are Ang Rita (1948), Surya Bahadur Thapa (1928), Sher Bahadur Deuba (1946), Man Mohan Adhikari (1920), Jhala Nath Khanal (1950), and Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875).


Among mountaineers born in Nepal, Apa Sherpa ranks 2Before him are Tenzing Norgay (1914). After him are Ang Rita (1948).