86-year-old Sherpa has seen tourism change life at the foot of the world's tallest mountain

The story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s conquest of Mount Everest has long since passed into legend. But the thrill and emotion of those heady days 66 years ago, and the colossal changes they brought to the local communities beneath the mountain, remain vividly etched in the memory of one man: Kanchha Sherpa, the last surviving member of the 1953 British Expedition’s Sherpa team.

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