Two Sherpas, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi, hold the joint record for most Everest ascents. The pair have each managed to reach the summit an impressive 21 times. Phurba reached the top of the world three times in 2007 alone, and Apa has successfully summited the mountain almost every year between 1990 and 2011. Apa, nicknamed "Super Sherpa," has dedicated several Everest ascents to raising awareness of climate change.
Reaching Everest Base Camp and looking up to the summit is in itself an incredible accomplishment, and one that Reach Beyond climber Steve Wuthmann is very much looking forward to.
Steve is semi-retired from the corporate world, where he spent over three decades working in human resources, corporate affairs and operations. Currently working part-time in executive coaching and career transition work allows Steve the opportunity to spend more time on his other interests, including the cottage, outdoor activities, travelling and workouts at the gym.
Steve has always been an outdoor enthusiast – especially with regards to hiking and canoeing. Although he has been on some interesting trips such as the Inca Trail, climbing the glaciers and volcanoes in Iceland, the West Coast Trail and various safaris – trekking to Everest Base Camp has always been on his bucket list and he’s extremely excited to be joining the Outward Bound Canada expedition.
The fundraising for supporting the great programs offered by Outward Bound Canada is another reason why Steve is excited to join the group. He has a history of involvement in the not-for-profit sector, including being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to the community, and is happy that this trip will benefit various extremely deserving groups.
To learn more about Steve's fundraising efforts for Outward Bound Canada and to donate to his climb, visit his personal fundraising page here.