November 28, 2010 |
The kitchen was hopping, orders flying in from every direction, and Jangbu Sherpa was smack in the middle, deep-frying samosas while eyeballing a simmering yak stew. Waiters rushed in ? more momos, more thupka, more papadums! Sherpa stayed cool, never breaking a sweat. And why would he? He's reached the summit of Mount Everest 10 times, seen men swept off high peaks, and survived an avalanche on K-2, the world's most dangerous mountain. "When I stood on Everest," he said, glancing up from a pot of boiling oil, "I felt like I was standing on top of the sky. " These days he stands over a hot oven at Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant & Bar in downtown Boulder, serving up Nepali and Tibetan fare.
October 22, 2007 |
A cancer awareness group claimed to have staged the world's highest musical concert -- on Mt. Everest. The U.S.-based Love Hope Strength Foundation says on its website that the "Everest Rocks" concert was held at 18,540 feet. Six musicians from the U.S. and Britain performed at the concert: Mike Peters of the Alarm, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram of the Fixx, Glen Tilbrook of the Squeeze and Nick Harper. The money raised will go to a Nepalese cancer hospital.
May 25, 2006 |
A New Zealand mountaineer criticized for failing to rescue a dying British climber on Mt. Everest said there was nothing he could have done to save the man. Mark Inglis, a double amputee, was answering criticism by Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary. David Sharp, 34, died just below the summit, apparently from oxygen deprivation suffered during his solo descent. More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen Sharp as he lay dying.
May 16, 2006 |
A New Zealand climber who had lost part of both legs to frostbite became the first double amputee to conquer Mt. Everest, despite breaking one of his artificial limbs during the ascent. Mark Inglis, 47, called his wife, Anne, in New Zealand to tell her he was on the 29,035-foot summit of the world's highest mountain. Inglis repaired the broken artificial leg about 21,000 feet up.
May 22, 2004 |
Two South Korean climbers who were missing on Mt. Everest have been found dead, a university spokesman said. A colleague had been found dead earlier. The trio were part of a seven-member expedition from South Korea's Keymyung University.
October 21, 2003 |
The setup: Stephen Koch of Jackson, Wyo., wants to climb up and snowboard down the highest peaks on all seven continents, and has bagged six. Photographer Jimmy Chin, also of Jackson, is along to document his attempt, aided by Lakpa Dorje Sherpa and Kami Sherpa, to snowboard the Hornbein Couloir on the north face of Mt. Everest. It's Aug. 29, 2003.