Give a Sherpa a Lift: Apa Sherpa Summits Mt. Everest for the 20th Time

Sherpa's big year also includes an limited edition Suunto watch to benefit his foundation.

This has been a good year for Apa Sherpa. The Nepalese mountaineer stood atop Mt. Everest a record 20th time, and his efforts to improve education in his Himalayan homeland gained momentum. In late October, Suunto is releasing a limited-edition Core Extreme Everest altimeter/barometer/compass watch ($429), with a portion of sales going to the Apa Sherpa Foundation.

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