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Apa Sherpa back in Utah after again conquering Everest

Published June 1, 2011 4:32 pm

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After extending his own world record with 21 trips to the highest point on the planet, Utah's own Apa Sherpa arrived in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Apa, 51, set a world record for the most summits of Mount Everest. On May 11, as he stood at the summit of Mount Everest (29,035 feet above sea level), he broke his own world record for the 10th time.

The 5-foot-4, 120-pound native of Thame, Nepal, in the Himalayan Highlands, moved to Utah in 2006 and lives in Draper with his wife and three children.