The Man Who Climbed Mount Everest 21 Times

With the Mount Everest spring climbing season almost upon us, we thought it would be worth sharing this awe-inspiring short film about Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for the most amount of Everest summits. He has climbed the mountain 21 times.

Every year Mount Everest brings climbers and trekkers from all over the world to the valleys of the Khumbu region of Nepal, desperate to catch a sight of this magnificent beast.

For climbers, in particular, the quest to stand atop of the mountains lofty summit is a hard-sought prize with many months of training and preparation - as well as having already paid a substantial fee - having already been committed to their expeditions before they have even landed in Nepal.

Often overlooked, such feats of human endeavour would not be made possible if it were not for the Sherpa - the mountain people of the Himalayas whose experience and skill support western expeditions on the mountains.

Apa Sherpa, a child of the Khumbu tells his story about being pulled from home at the age of 12 to work on Mount Everest as a high-altitude porter and reflects on his marvellous achievement unmatched by anybody else.

If you like the look of what you see check out our Everest Base Camp - The Better Way - an extraordinary trekking journey into the heart of the Himalayas.