Kami Rita Sherpa scales Mount Everest for record 22nd time
Kami Rita Sherpa scales Mount Everest for record 22nd time
NIRANJAN SHRESTHA AP
Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita 48 climbed Mount Everest for the record 22nd time
17 May, 2018, 06:53
Two Nepalese Sherpas, a man and a woman, on Wednesday set new world records for most ascents the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
Sherpa succeeded to break the record of 21 ascents of Everest set by Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, both of whom have already announced their retirement.
Kami Rita first scaled Everest at age 24, and has made the trip nearly every year since then.
Meanwhile, Lhakpa Sherpa also reached the summit Wednesday, marking her ninth trip up the mountain.
According to Outside Magazine, Sherpa, 45, reached the summit of Everest at 5:40 a.m. on May 16 with the Seven Summits Club from the Chinese side.
"The icefall is obviously a unsafe place to be, especially later on in the season and with increased temperatures experienced in the Himalayas due to climate change", Phil Crampton of the climbing company Altitude Junkies told the Everest blogger Alan Arnette earlier this year.
Before leaving for Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest, late last month, the father-of-two told reporters in Kathmandu that he had no plans to stop climbing the mountain.
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Number of times Mr Kami Rita, 48, a professional guide, has reached the Everest summit.
"It has obviously excited me with the feeling that I am going to set a new world record". In her early days, she would help climbers by cooking form them and worked as a porter before she trained as a climber.
Several veteran climbers and well-respected Western climbing companies have moved their expeditions to the northern side of the mountain in Tibet in recent years, saying rising temperatures and inexperienced climbers have made the icefall more vulnerable.
No incidents or deaths have been reported so far during this year's climbing season.
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