Arun Budhathoki
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text/video interview of Dawa Yongzam Sherpa

Kathmandu, Nepal Entertainment & Celebrity February 14 @ 5:46am

Dawa Yongzam Sherpa completed a rigorous course run by the Swiss-based International Federation of Mountain Guides, often described as a Ph.D. in mountaineering.

The prestigious qualification has been awarded to around 6,000 people worldwide and just 50 men in Nepal, despite climbing being a major revenue earner for the impoverished country.

Sherpa belongs to the Himalayan ethnic group that has become synonymous with mountain guiding thanks to their reputation for being strong climbers with a natural tolerance for the lack of oxygen at high altitudes.
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