Phortse. Home to more Everest summitters than anywhere else on earth. Sherpas who live in this region of Nepal are the backbone of nearly every expedition to the summit of the world. To give back to Nepal, and to make the Himalayas a safer place for guides and porters, Conrad Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker founded the Khumbu Climbing Centre here. Pemba Sherpa and Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa are KCC-trained climbers, and they’re becoming leaders in their community, each giving back in his own way.