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Sherpa guide Kami Rita holds the record for the most times to climb Mount Everest

Sherpa guide Kami Rita holds the record for the most times to climb Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A famous Sherpa mountain guide Cammy Rita He climbed Mount Everest for a record 30th time on Wednesday, completing his second ascent this month to the top of the world.

Rita reached the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit at 7:49 a.m., according to Khem Lal Gautam, a government official at the base camp.

His first ascent of this year’s climbing season was on May 12 to guide foreign clients.

“He is healthy and happy to achieve this record,” said Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summits Treks, which organized the expedition.

Mingma said they were able to speak to him briefly while he was at the summit and he was in good health.

Rita was still descending to the lower camps on the mountain, and Mingma confirmed that Rita would not be climbing again this season and would likely return home in the next few days.

he is too He climbed Mount Everest twice last yearsetting the record for most climbs The highest mountain in the world In the first and extended after less than a week.

His closest rival in most Everest ascents is fellow Sherpa guide Pasang Dawa, who has made 27 successful ascents of the mountain.

Rita first climbed Mount Everest in 1994, and has made the trek almost every year since. He is one of many Sherpa guides whose experience and skills are vital to the safety and success of foreign climbers who seek to summit the mountain each year.

More than 450 climbers have already scaled Mount Everest from the Nepalese side of the peak in the south during this climbing season, which will end in a few days, officials said. Most ascents of Mount Everest and nearby Himalayan peaks take place in April and May when weather conditions are more favourable.

Nepalese authorities issued hundreds of climbing permits to foreign climbers this season, and they were accompanied by at least as many local Sherpa guides.

The mountain can also be climbed from China. Xinhua News Agency reported that 70-year-old Wang Jian reached the summit on Tuesday, becoming the oldest Chinese person to reach the summit.

Everst top It was first climbed in 1953 by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

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