From left to right, Colonel John Hunt, Tenzing Norgay, and Edmund Hillary celebrate after becoming the first men to scale Mount Everest. | George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Mountain Men: Sherpas Who Became Legends

Sherpa guides have performed extraordinary climbing feats from the first conquering of Everest to present day.

Published On 04/24/2014
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Apa Sherpa (R) enters the Guinness World Record book. | Nawara J. Wagle/AFP/Getty Images
Pemba Dorjie celebrates on May 26, 2003 in Katmandu, Nepal, after setting the record for being the fastest Mount Everest climber. | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Lukla-Everest Base Camp, Nepal | Nichole Sobecki/Corbis
Guinness World Record Chhurim Sherpa | Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images
Nawang Sherpa/Bogati/ZUMA/Corbis