KATHMANDU, Nepal – A group of Nepalese Sherpa guides has reached the summit of Mount Everest, fixing ropes and clearing paths for other climbers to begin their ascent to the peak. Tourism Official Gyanendra Shrestha says eight Sherpa guides were successful in reaching the summit on Sunday. Since the weather is clear, scores of climbers are expected to follow in the next couple of days. They're among the first climbers to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit this spring climbing season. Some 340 foreign climbers and many Nepalese Sherpa guides are attempting to climb Everest this month.
Sherpa Keynote was the event presenting Sherpa's latest developments. We enjoyed talks by Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), John Sculley (former CEO of Apple), Celestino García (Vice President of Samsung), Bernardo Hernández (former CEO of Flickr), Carlos Latre (comedian), and of course, Xabier Uribe-Etxebarría (Founder and CEO of Sherpa).
"My goal is to reach the summit of Everest at least 25 times," he told The Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, shortly before heading back to the mountain for what he hopes will mark a record-breaking climb. "I want to set a new record not just for myself but for my family, the Sherpa people and for my country, Nepal."