HomeNews and EventsBreaking NewsVideo: People of Rainier – Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa Video: People of Rainier – Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. It is their stories that define the iconic Mt. Rainier region. From the time when folks first set eyes on this majestic mountain peak, it has inspired people from the depth of their souls. Our video series tells the stories of how many have become one with this mountain, each from a unique perspective; each with a different story to tell. All inspiring! Here we get to know Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa who grew up in the mountains of Nepal and moved to the Rainier region in 2008. He has climbed Everest 15 times – including a speed record of under 11 hours – and has summited Mount Rainier 94 times…and counting. Now, owner of Wildberry Restaurant along with his family, he credits the Rainier region for providing much of what he has in life.