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Sherpas Summit Mount Everest

Sherpas Summit Mount Everest

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(KSL News) The Super Sherpa team has done it! Early this morning, the all-Sherpa team summited Mount Everest.

New Utahns Apa Sherpa and Lhakpa Gelu called their friend, Roger Kehr in Utah, when they reached the top. They said they were safe and sound and ready to take photos before making a "hasty" departure.

But the hardest part of their journey is still to come -- the descent. A majority of the people who die on Everest perish during the descent.

But the group is one of the strongest in history, with about 50 summits between them all. Apa holds the world record for summiting Everest now 17 times. Gelu climbed it the fastest.

You can read more about their incredible journey in today's edition of the Deseret Morning News.

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