At the age of 18, Picanha is a man with a dream.
At 23, he’s in charge of the world’s tallest and most ambitious climb.
He and his team, including a former British soldier, are aiming for the summit of the mountain at 7,817 meters (25,942 feet) in the highest point in Asia.
In the past, Everest’s highest peak was reached only by the best climbers.
Now, for the first time, there’s a chance to experience the summit on foot.
That’s because Picanhas team of 20 are aiming to break the world record for the world-record climb.
The trek begins with a three-hour, seven-day trek from the village of Kipen, in northern Nepal.
For Pican, this is his second attempt at the top of Everest.
In 2005, he set the record by setting a new record of 4,073 meters (13,092 feet).
He’s also the only man to reach the summit from his village, and the first person to do so on foot, in three different attempts.
But his latest attempt will be his last.
“It’s my last chance to try,” he says, before launching himself into the unforgiving terrain.
It’s the first challenge in Picanh’s career.
After his previous attempts, Piconas father died.
“I feel really sad about that,” he said.
“The only way I can be able to say goodbye is to die.”
In 2017, Picons father died when Pican was a young man.
He was about 10 years old, and Pican decided to take a break from climbing, he said in a 2016 interview with Al Jazeera.
Piconha says his father died because he had problems with his mental health.
His brother had suffered from bipolar disorder, which he says worsened when he left home at 14.
“He left home when he was 17, and I guess he just thought he could just leave me alone.
But when he got back to Nepal, he was already in jail, and he didn’t like me and he wanted to kill me,” he recalled.
“So he wanted me to stay and kill me, and that’s why he did it.
So I went to prison.”
Pican is now 25, and his life is far from easy.
“My family is very poor.
They have no education, no jobs, and they live on a farm with nothing.
I live with my mum, and my brother is in jail,” he told Al Jazeera in 2016.
“Every day I’m going to work harder and harder to try and reach my goal.”
Piconhas team is a group of 16 climbers from the country of India.
They are from a village near Kipeng in western Nepal, and their aim is to reach Mount Everest on April 14.
Their goal is to break Sherpa tradition, which states that climbers must climb from the top and not from the base of the peak.
The Sherpas are considered the most revered people on Everest.
They hold the traditional title of the “king of the mountains.”
Sherpas also believe in the principle of self-reliance.
“They have been living in the mountains for almost 100 years, and we know that they are the only people who can make it to the top,” Picon says.
“If we don’t do it, the Sherpas will be left behind.”
The team has been working for more than two months to set up camp in the rugged terrain.
They’ve also set up their camp near the famous route of the summit.
“This is my last attempt to go to the summit,” Pican says.
The expedition will begin in early April and will last about five days, Pico said.
He said they are expecting to be back to Kathmandu within a month.
“In my mind, I think I have a great chance of making it,” he adds.
“We have a good plan for the last week and the last day, and then I will do it.
It will be tough, but we will be ready.”
Pico has no immediate plans to take the record, but hopes to see his colleagues succeed.
“There’s no way I will let anyone down,” he added.
Pican’s team will travel by air from Kathmandur to Katholshung, the capital of Nepal.
After arriving in Kathmanduc, the team will stay in Kathol in the capital’s Lalitpur area, a village just outside the town of Lumbini.
“Our goal is not to reach Everest, but to show that we can climb,” Pico says.
For now, Pian will be living in a tent in Lumbine.
He is planning to keep the tent open for the next five months, and is planning on having his tent turned into a tent for the whole team.
In Lumbin, Pica has started to gather his gear and has