Solukhumbu, May 20
Lhakpa Sherpa, a mountaineer from Sankhusabha, Nepal, has set a new record. Sherpa scaled Everest (called Sagarmatha in Nepali), the world’s tallest peak (8848m), for the record seventh time, breaking her earlier record of six Everest ascents. This has made Sherpa the first woman climber to scale the tallest peak for highest number of times.
She scaled the peak at 5 am on Friday. Gyanendra Shrestha, liaison officer at the Everest base camp, confirmed Sherpa’s record ascent.
A day ago, 200 people scaled the world’s tallest peak, the highest number of Everest climbs so far this season.
In Nepal, a huge number of mountaineers try to scale Everest during autumn and spring climbing seasons. The spring season lasts about a month (May), whereas the autumn season lasts two months (September-October).
Published on May 20th, Friday, 2016 1:59 PM
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