KATHMANDU: A 48-year-old Sherpa climber stood atop the world’s highest mountain for the 22nd time today becoming the only mountaineer in the world to hold the record for most summits on Mt Everest.
According to Mingma Sherpa, Company Director at Seven Summit Treks, Kami Rita Sherpa from Thame village of Solukhumbu district successfully climbed Mt Everest at around 8:30 am from Nepal side.
“Kami Rita being the lead climbing guide for the Seven Summit Treks expedition has scripted a history on the roof of the world,” Sherpa told THT.
According to the base camp officials, Kami Rita started his summit push from Camp IV with nine other Chinese climbers on Tuesday night and reached on Wednesday morning.
Last year, Sherpa climbed Mt Everest for the 21st time tying him with Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa for the world record.
Kami Rita has already climbed most of the peaks above 8,000 m including K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste and Annapurna among others. “All climbers have now been descending to the lower camps safely.”