Kami Rita Sherpa Sets New World Record by Scaling Mount Everest 28 Times

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Nepalese climber Kami Rita Sherpa has surpassed his own remarkable feat and established a new world record by successfully conquering Mount Everest for the 28th time. This veteran mountaineer achieved this astonishing milestone by completing his second ascent within a week, surpassing his own record for the highest number of ascents on the iconic peak.

On Tuesday morning, at approximately 9:20 AM, the 53-year-old mountain guide from Nepal’s Solukhumbu district reached the summit of Mount Everest, standing at an elevation of 8,848.86 meters above sea level. This marked Sherpa’s second successful ascent of the season, with his previous climb taking place on May 17th, which was his 27th ascent overall. The expedition was organized by Chhang Dawa Sherpa, the Expedition Manager of the Seven Summit Trek.

Sherpa’s passion for climbing ignited when he first conquered Everest on May 13, 1994, and since then, he has continually pushed the boundaries of mountaineering. Presently, he serves as a senior climbing guide in Kathmandu. In addition to his numerous Everest triumphs, Sherpa has also conquered other formidable peaks, including K2, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Cho Oyu, all of which stand at or above 8,000 meters above sea level. It is worth noting that the Government of Nepal issues a limited number of Everest climbing permits each year, with a maximum of 480 permits granted. However, this spring climbing season has witnessed the unfortunate loss of 10 lives thus far, highlighting the extreme challenges and risks associated with this awe-inspiring but perilous endeavor.

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