Phortse. Home to more Everest summiteers than anywhere else on earth. Sherpas who live here are the backbone of nearly every expedition to the summit of the world. Conrad Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker founded the Khumbu Climbing Centre in this Himalayan village to teach climbing skills that are vital to the safety of Sherpas during expeditions. From the construction of the KCC headquarters, at 3,800 metres, to Dumji, a Buddhist festival for the ages, these are the stories of Phortse.
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