Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

Nepalese Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 23rd time

There are 378 climbers permitted to scale Everest this year alongside sherpas like Kami Rita NIRANJAN SHRESTHA APThere are 378 climbers permitted to scale Everest this year alongside sherpas like Kami Rita
Deanna Wagner | 18 May, 2019, 04:50

Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.

Kami Rita Sherpa, who originally is from Thame of Solukhmbu district, Nepal, scaled the highest mountain in the world at 7: 50 am today from Nepal's side.

Kami Rita Sherpa, who summited Everest 22nd time a year ago to set record of most summits on Mt. Everest, stood on top of the 8,850-metres peak together with other Sherpas on Wednesday morning, the Himalayan Times reported. Aside from this almost two dozen summits on Everest, Rita has also reached other peaks including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, and Lhotse.

Kami and seven other Nepali's reached the top of Mount Everest on Tuesday.

"I am not risen to break records, I just worked".

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Record-holding Sherpa guide Kami Rita checks oxygen cylinders and other supplies needed for climbing Mount Everest, in Kathmandu, Nepal. After that tragedy, he came under intense family pressure to quit mountaineering altogether, but in the end decided against it.

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21st times Everest summiteer Apa Sherpa and Phurwa Tashi Sherpa have already taken retirement from climbing.

Kami Rita first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making trips almost every year since.

The first climbers to reach the summit in 1953- Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay also took the same route. "I did not even know you could set records earlier", Sherpa said, last month before setting off for Everest base camp.

Sherpa tribespeople were mostly yak herders and traders living deep within the Himalayas until Nepal opened its borders in the 1950s.

Nepal has issued 378 permits to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season.

Each May, there are usually only a few windows of good weather near the summit during which climbers can attempt to scale the peak.

Acharya said dozens of climbers are trailing Sherpa with the aim of reaching the summit Wednesday.