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Everest's Sherpas acclimatising to life in New York

Everest's Sherpas acclimatising to life in New York
Ang Sherpa climbs at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Gardiner, New York State.
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By Megan Goyette and photo editor Angela OwensMany years ago, real-estate developers figured they could charge more by giving a swampy corner of the New York borough of Queens a lofty moniker, Jackson Heights. But at 79 feet above sea level, the altitude doesn’t impress the guys playing bingo at KTM Bar one recent evening.Dawa Sherpa, 38 years old, has climbed Mt Everest more times than he can remember. Seated to his right is Serap Sherpa, 55, the first Nepalese to summit K2 – so nice he even did it twice in one year. Then there&rsq...

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