For all but an elite handful of people in the world, Mount Everest is out of reach. The tallest peak in the world, it attracts hundreds of climbers each year, and the lucky ones make it to the top and back down again. But one man has spent more time on that mountain's summit than anyone else. Apa Sherpa has climbed Everest a record 16 times, and has announced that this spring, he will make a 17th summit bid. Sherpa lives in Salt Lake City, and for this climb, he is gathering an all-Sherpa group, that will include Lhakpa Gelu, who also lives in Utah and who holds the record for fastest climb to the top of Everest at 10 hours and 56 minutes. Sherpa says the historic climb about the "Super Sherpa" team will be filmed.
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