Monday, September 27, 2021

Nepal mountaineer Kami Rita climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

NEW DELHI, MAY 21: Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa, who set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd-time last week, once again created history by summiting the peak for the 24th straight time.
This is his 2nd summit within a week.
“This is historic. He made his record climb this morning, guiding a team of Indian police,” Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told AFP.
A guide for more than 2 decades, Sherpa – who belongs to the Thame village in Solukhumbu district of Nepal – first summited the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak on May 13, 1994, when working for a commercial expedition.
Returning last week to a colourful welcome at base camp after his 23rd climb, Sherpa had already said that he wanted to go up for a 2nd time this season.
Last year he ascended Everest for the 22nd time, breaking the previous record of 21 summits he shared with 2 other Sherpa climbers.
His father was also a professional Sherpa guide.
(TS with inputs from AFP)