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

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21st May, 2019 02:27:16 printer

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

 

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 second 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 two 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 second time this season.

Last year he ascended Everest for the 22nd time, breaking the previous record of 21 summits he shared with two other Sherpa climbers.

His father was also a professional Sherpa guide.


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