Nepali climber Kami Rita reclaims record with 28th Mount Everest ascent

Kathmandu, May 23 (EFE).- Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa reclaimed his record for most Mount Everest ascents by climbing the world’s tallest peak for the 28th time on Tuesday.

“This morning at 9:20 am, Kami Rita successfully summited Mt Everest for the 28th time,” Mingma Sherpa, chairman of Seven Summit Treks, told EFE.

Kami Rita works for Seven Summit Treks as a senior guide.

This is Kami Rita’s second ascent of Mount Everest in a week after scaling it on May 17.

Pasang Dawa Sherpa, who has also climbed the world’s tallest mountain twice this year, had equaled Kami Rita’s record on Monday by reaching the summit of the 8,848.86-meter tall Everest for the 27th time.

However, less than 24 hours later, Kami Rita reclaimed the record for most summits with his 28th ascent.

Kami Rita’s mountaineering career began in 1992 when he began working as a porter for an Everest expedition team. But it was not until two years later that he climbed Mount Everest for the first time at the age of 24.

Since then, he has scaled the mountain almost every year.

He has also climbed Cho Oyu, at 8,201 meters, eight times, Manaslu, at 8,163 meters, three times and K2 and Lhotse, which are 8,611 and 8,516 meters above sea level respectively, once each.


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