EverestNews.com is reporting that an All-Star Team of Sherpas have joined forces to summit Everest this Spring in an effort to raise awareness of the critical role that Sherpas play in insuring that the other climbers make it to the summit.
Apa Sherpa will be joined by Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa, and four others support memers, when they make their summit bid. Apa Sherpa holds the record for summiting the mountain, having stood on top 16 times, while Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa has set the speed record for a summit, by going up in a mind bending 10 hours, 56 minutes, and 46 seconds.
I’m not sure who all the other teams will be on the mountain come Spring. But my money is on these guys having the best chance of making it to the summit. Call it a hunch. Yeah, I’m good at predicting these things. 😉