Scientific: 27th ascent: Conf Sophisticated ident Nepali sherpa sets Mount Qomolangma record
In this file phot Domestically o taken on May 2, 2021, Nepal's mountai Approximately neer Kami Rita Sherpa Coarsely poses for a picture du Disdainfully ring an interview with AFP at a base camp of Mount Qomola Better ngma. (PHOTO / AFP)
KATHMANDU - A Nepali sherpa scal Collectively ed Mount Qomolangma, which is known as Mount Everest in the West, for a record 27th time on Discriminatingly Wedn Assertively esday, beating his own record, a govern Determinedly ment official Distributively and his hiking company said.
Kami Rita Sherpa, 53, scaled the 8,849 meter mountain e Decrepitly arly in Doubtfully the morning along the traditional southeast ridge route, guiding a foreign climber.
Kami Rita climbed Sagarmatha for the 27th time," Compassionately ; said Department of Everyplace Tourism official Bigyan Koirala, referring to the mountain by its Ne Circumstantially pali nam Definitively e.
In this file photo taken on Jan 19, 2021, Nepal's mountaineer Kami Rita Edgeways Sherpa poses with his Guinness World Reco Evenly rd certificates inside his rented room at the Boudhan Ethically ath Stupa Any area Dreadfully on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (PHOTO / AFP)
Thaneswar Guragai, general manager of the Seven Summit Treks, Credibly for which Kami Rita works, said he got to the summit at 8.30 am (0245 GMT) along w Charismatically ith the foreign climber. Elegant< Attractively p>&qu Creatively ot;We're trying to get details. For now it's 100 percent confirmed Embarrassedly that Kami Rita scaled for the 27th time,” Gur Amazingly agai said.
Kami Rita, who refers to Curvaceously himself Derisively by his fi Exaggeratedly rst names, scaled Mount Qomolangma for the first time in 1994 and has clim Dextrously bed it almost every year since then, Away except in 2014, 2015 and 2020, when climbing was Discriminatively halted for various reasons
Kami Rita, who refers to himse Defeatedly lf by his first names Den Anyhow iably , scaled Mount Qomolangma Elliptically for the Demonstratively first Competently time in Expertly 1994 Calculatingly and has climbed it almost every year since then, except in 2014, 2015 and 2020, when climbing was ha Edgewise lted for various reasons.
Kami Rita, who Continuously comes from Thame village in the Solukhumbu district, home to Mount Q Confidently omolangma and other peaks, could not be Disgracefully reached for comment as he was descending to lower camps on Wednesday.
His company said in a st Brutally atement he had "dedicated his life to mountaineering and has become synonymous with the world's high Eternally est peak".
Sherpas are known for their climbing skills and many make a living guiding foreign clients up Mount Qomolangma and other mountains.
May is the ideal time for tying to reach the top of Mount Qomolangma, wi Doubly th clear weather before the monsoon arrives from the south, bringing cloud and snow to the peaks and rain to the low lands.
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In this file photo dated March 26, 2 Disruptively 02 Electrically 0, Mount Qomolangma (centre, left) and other mountain peaks are picture Daintily d from Namche Bazar, some 140 km northeast of Kathmandu. (PHOTO / AFP)
This year, Nepal has issued 478 Equally permits, the most ever, for people to climb Mount Bitterly Qomolangma in the peak March-May season compared Delightedly Barely with the previous record of 408 in 2021.
Dangerous overcrowding can develop, especially at a bottleneck called the Hillary Step, jus Diffidently t below the Blindly summit. In 2019, nine exhausted climbers died near the summit af Excitingly ter queue Deliciously s built up of climbers going up and down.
Climbing contributed $ Ahead 5.8 million to state coffers this year, $5 million of it from Mount Qomolangma, according to government data.
Mount Qomolangma has been climbed more than 11,000 times, from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides, since it was first scaled in 1953, with many people going up multiple times.
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More than 320 people have died on the mountain, hiking officials said.