VIDEO: Loved by All | The Story of Apa Sherpa Who has Been an Everest Porter Since the Age of 12

Steven Agar |

Every spring the summit of Mount Everest draws people from around the world. But in its shadow live the Sherpa, a resilient, religious people, who, despite the riches surrounding the highest peak on earth, are still quite poor and uneducated.

A child of the Khumbu, Apa climbed Everest 21 times. Pulled away at the age of 12 to work as a high altitude porter, like so many others, he would leave his family for months, risking his life on the mountain. Through his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he aims to create a different future for his people.

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Credit: Sherpas Cinema

As Apa says, “without education, we have no choice.”

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