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The village of Phortse has more Everest summiters than any other place in the world.  Over 60 people have reached the summit of the mountain from this one town, and nearly every household makes its living working on climbing expeditions.

The village of Phortse has more Everest summiters than any other place in the world. Over 60 people have reached the summit of the mountain from this one town, and nearly every household makes its living working on climbing expeditions.