Six times at the top of the world

Six times at the top of the world
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — If “What do your parents do for a living?” is a competition, Mingma Sherpa wins.Mingma was speaking with Eagle Valley Elementary School teachers during his son’s parent/teacher conferences when someone asked his son …“What does your dad do for a living?”“He climbs Mount Everest,” Sonam answered.The teacher stopped cold, turned to Mingma and asked, “Have you ever been to the top of Mount Everest?”“Six times,” Mingma said matter-of-factly.And that’s how Mingma came to be standing in front of a roomful of fourth graders, talking about how mountain guides earn a living, and occasionally die trying.Hometown advantageThe first summit, …

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