Nepali scales Everest record 24 times – with one more to go

A Nepali Sherpa has reached the summit of Mount Everest a file 24 occasions together with his 2d ascent in just a week, and he has set his attractions on yet one more climb sooner than he retires.

Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, reached the eight,850-metre (29,035feet) summit via the standard south-east ridge direction, Mira Acharya, an respectable within the tourism division, stated.

The direction was once pioneered via the New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and stays the preferred snow path resulting in the best level on Earth.

Two different climbers, each Sherpas, have scaled Everest 21 occasions each and every. They’ve each retired from climbing.

Kami, who is going via his first identify, stated he sought after to climb the mountain yet one more time.

“I’m nonetheless sturdy and need to climb Sagarmatha 25 occasions,” Kami advised Reuters sooner than leaving for his 23rd climb, relating to the Nepali identify for Everest.

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