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

22 Mai, 2019, 01:01 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Apa Sherpa center hands over a computer to Chakra Karki representative of a school from Dhuske Okhaldhunga district in Kathmandu Nepal. Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now

The 50-year-old mountaineer has already climbed most of the peaks including Kangchenjunga, Cho-Oyu, Lhoste, and Annapurna among others.

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, a Nepali mountaineer waves towards the media personnel upon his arrival after climbing Mount Everest for a 22nd time, creating a new record for the most summits of the worldÕs highest mountain, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 20, 2018.

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.

Dear everyone who's ever climbed Mount Everest: Big deal.

Mr Sherpa is a resident of Thame village in Solukhumbu district.

Kami Rita, now working as a senior climbing guide at Seven Summit Treks, scaled Mt Everest for the first time on May 13, 1994. "Had I known, I would have made a lot more summits earlier".

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Kami Rita, 49, returned from the 8,848-metre peak on May 15.

'I am still strong and want to climb Sagarmatha 25 times, ' Kami said before leaving for his 23rd climb, referring to the Nepali name for Everest. "It is great news for us", Meera Acharya, an official at the country's Department of Tourism, told Xinhua news agency.

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

The climbing season ends in May and hundreds of climbers are now on the Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

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

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