Kami Rita Sherpa retains the world record with the 27th ascent of Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa
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Kathmandu, May 17

Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa has climbed Everest for a record 27 times.

His latest summit came at 8:30 am on Wednesday, informed his expedition outfit Seven Summit Treks.

Kami Rita, from Thame in Khumbu, first summited the mountain in 1994.

Pasang Dawa Sherpa, from Pangboche, had equalled the record for the most ascents of the mountain on May 14.

Similarly, British mountain guide Kenton Cool has broken his own record as he stood on top of Everest for a record 17 times. He has the most summits of Everest by any foreign climber.

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