Kami Rita Sherpa reaches Everest summit for 30th time, breaking his previous record

Kathmandu, May 22

Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new record in mountain climbing by scaling Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, 30th time. According to the Department of Tourism’s temporary office at the Everest Base Camp, Sherpa reached the summit at 7:49 am today.

Office Chief Khimlal Gautam confirmed Sherpa’s remarkable achievement, marking his 30th successful ascent to Everest, thereby breaking his own previous records.
Born in Thame of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu, the 54-year-old Sherpa is a proficient mountain guide. His first ascent to the world’s tallest mountain was recorded on May 13, 1994. Sherpa also holds the record for the most ascents to peaks above 8,000 meters.

This spring season has witnessed a significant number of climbers attempting Everest, with over 460 individuals, including Sherpa guides, having successfully reached the summit thus far, according to office records. Last year, Pasang Dawa Sherpa of Solukhumbu accomplished a notable feat by scaling Everest for the 27th time.

The Everest expedition for this year’s spring season officially commenced on May 10. A total of 414 climbers, comprising 339 males and 75 females, obtained permission from the Department for their Everest expedition. These climbers represent 41 expedition teams, with 75 per cent having already successfully summited the peak.

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