Nepal Climber Bests Own Record Within Week, Scales Everest For 24th Time

By achieving this feat, he has become the only mountaineer in the world to hold the record for the most Everest summits.

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Nepal Climber Bests Own Record Within Week, Scales Everest For 24th Time

The 50-year-old mountaineer successfully climbed the Mount Everest at 6:38 am.


Kathmandu: 

Just a week after breaking his own record for the most number of summits on Mount Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa yet again climbed the world's highest mountain today morning.

By achieving this feat, he has become the only mountaineer in the world to hold the record for the most Everest summits.

The 50-year-old mountaineer successfully climbed the Mount Everest at 6:38 am from the Nepal side.

Mr Sherpa is a resident of Thame village in Solukhumbu district. He has shared his record of 21 summits with Nepalese climbers Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, both of whom have already announced retirement.

Kami Rita made the maiden ascent of Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old.

Kami Rita has already climbed most of the peaks, including Kangchenjunga, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and Annapurna among others.

He had achieved the feat of climbing Mount Everest for the 23rd time earlier this month on May 15, 2019.

He had climbed Mount Everest for the very first time in 1994 and he has completed 24 summits to Mount Everest in just 25 years. 

The short climbing window, which depends on favourable weather, generally falls in mid-May.

As many as 5,000 climbers have already scaled the world's highest peak since 1953, according to the official records of the Tourism Department of Nepal.

The 2019 Everest climbing season officially began on May 14 with eight Nepali climbing guides making it to the peak. 

These highly-skilled mountaineers prepare the route to the top of the 8,848m mountain for other climbers.

This season, nearly 1,000 people, including 378 paying climbers, will attempt the summit. 

(With Inputs from ANI and IANS)



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