2 Sherpas scale Everest setting new records

Kathmandu: A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made it to the summit for the ninth time, shattering her own record. -Agencies

Kami Rita

  • Kami Rita reached the summit on Wednesday morning with a team of foreign climbers and a fellow Sherpa guide and was already safely descending to a lower camp by the afternoon, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a government official stationed at the base camp
  • The 48-year-old was among three men – all Nepalese Sherpa guides – who had tied the previous record of 21 successful ascents of the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak. Before leaving for the mountain in April, Kami Rita said that he wanted to scale Everest at least 25 times

 

Lhakpa Sherpa

Lhakpa Sherpa

  • From the Chinese side of the mountain, Lhakpa Sherpa, 44, also reached the summit Wednesday for a record ninth time, shattering the record for women she set in 2017. Lhakpa lives most of the year in the US state of Connecticut and has a son and two daughters

 

TO THE POINT

 

  • 60 mountaineers

    including Sherpa have successfully climbed the Everest since the beginning of the climbing season in 2018

 

  • 346 mountaineers

    from Nepali and foreign teams are attempting to climb Everest in May

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