KATHMANDU, Nepal – Veteran Sherpa Kami Rita scaled Everest for the 28th time on Tuesday, breaking a record he set less than a week ago, as he joined two other guides to become the most accomplished people on the climb. compete. World.
According to expedition organizer Seven Summits Treks, Kami Rita, who is considered one of the best mountain guides, reached the summit at 9:20 am on Tuesday.
His latest ascent of the 8,849-metre (29,032-foot) summit came days after his partner Pasang Dawa equaled his mark of 27 ascents.
The competition began on 14 May with the 26th summit of Pasang Dawa, in which he tied with Kami Rita, who climbed back three days later to the summit of the world’s highest mountain for the 27th time.
With only a few days to go until the end of the spring climbing season, the two Sherpas are on Everest to help their clients climb the snowy peak. May is the month of floods which makes climbing dangerous as it records the best weather conditions.
Kami Rita first climbed Everest in 1994 and has climbed almost every year since then. He is one of many Sherpas whose experience and knowledge are vital to the safety and success of foreigners attempting to climb the mountain in all weather.
His father was one of the first Sherpa guides. Apart from climbing Everest, he has scaled the world’s highest peaks like K-2, Cho-Ou, Manaslu and Lhotse.
Hundreds of climbers have climbed or are planning to climb Everest this month.
Nepalese authorities have issued some 480 climbing permits to foreigners, a number that has broken all annual records. At least as many local guides will accompany you during the climb.