Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita Climbs Mount Everest for a Record 27th Time

Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita Climbs Mount Everest for a Record 27th Time

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Category : International Published on: May 20 2023

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  • A 53-year-old Kami Rita Sherpa reached the top of the 8,849-meter mountain for the 27th time. 
  • Kami Rita first climbed Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then.
  • Three days earlier, another Nepali, Pasang Dawa Sherpa, reached the top for the 26th time, tying Kami Rita’s earlier record, set last year.
  • Sherpas are known for their climbing skills, and many make a living guiding foreign clients up Everest and other mountains.
  • This year the Nepali government issued a record 478 permits to climb Everest.
  • In 2019, he reached the summit twice in the span of six days.
  • Everest has been climbed more than 11,000 times, from both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides, since it was first scaled in 1953, with many people ascending it multiple times.
  • More than 320 people have died on the mountain.
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