Phurba was born in 1971 and lives in Khumjung. Phurba began by following in his Father’s footsteps as an expedition cook boy, where Russell first discovered him realizing that his potential was not being fully realized. Phurba has now worked on many years With Himalayan Experience and Mountain Experience Pvt. Ltd., expeditions, has been to the summit of Everest 21 times, Cho Oyo 6 times, Manaslu 9 times, Ama Dablam 3 times, Lhotse once and Shishapangma once. In 2007, he reached the top of the world three times in one season. Phurba has climbed 35 times over 8000m summits – the most ever climbed by one person. Now he is partner of Mountain Experience Pvt. Ltd.