Kami Rita Sherpa creates new record, climbs Mt Everest for the 26th time
Kathmandu: Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Mt Everest for the 26th time on Saturday, breaking his own record of summiting the world’s highest peak for the most number of times.
According to Seven Summit Treks, Sherpa made the successful ascent of Mt Everest at 6:55 pm as a leader of the rope fixing team along with 10 other Sherpas.
The seasoned mountaineer scaled Mt Everest for the first time on May 13, 1994. Till date, he has summited Everest 26 times, Mt K2 and Mt Lhotse once each, Mt Manalsu thrice, and Mt Cho Oyu eight times.
In 2019, he reached the summit of Mt Everest twice in one month. He holds the record for ‘most climbs over 8,000 meters’.