Nepal’s Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Everest for the 26th time in his 39th 8,000er summit

Kathmandu, May 8

Kami Rita Sherpa, 52, from Nepal has broken his own record as he reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 26th time.  

He had first summited the mountain in 1994.

Kami Rita Sherpa, who was a part of the rope-fixing team, reached the summit with his team at 6:55 pm on Saturday. He led the rope-fixing team that had 10 other climbers.

The ropes from the base camp to camp 2 were fixed by icefall doctors deployed by the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.

Helping Kami Rita fix ropes on Everest were Sona Sherpa, Ngima Tashi Sherpa, Phurba Tsering Sherpa, Tenjing Gyaljen Sherpa, Lakpa Tenji Sherpa, Phurba Kusang Sherpa, Mingma Dandhu Sherpa, Pastenji Sherpa, Tareman Tamang and Phurba Chhotar.

This was also the record climber’s 39th summit of an 8,000-metre mountain, the most by anyone. Apart from Everest, he has climbed Cho Oyu eight times, Manaslu thrice and K2 and Lhotse once.

With the route now open, acclimatised teams are heading up the mountain, awaiting good weather for a summit push.

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