Record on Everest: Kami Rita Sherpa climbs the roof of the world for the 29th time

Nepalese mountaineer and mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa breaks his own record on the world's highest mountain. On May 12th at 7.25:29 a.m. he stood on the summit of Mount Everest for the XNUMXth time.

With the first summit successes of the fixed rope teams from the north side (May 7th) and from the south side (May 10th), the spring season has definitely begun on the highest mountain in the world. The day before yesterday, the first customers of commercial expedition providers also reached the summit Mount Everest reached. The Nepalese Everest veteran also climbed with them and another dozen Sherpas Kami Rita Sherpa the roof of the world. For the 54-year-old, this is his 29th ascent of Everest.

Own Everest record equalized

With his May 12 ascent, Kami Rita Sherpa breaks his own record of 28 ascents, which he set almost a year ago. The Nepalese mountain guide had reached the Everest summit twice and was able to prevent his compatriot Pasang Dawa Sherpa (27 summit successes) from catching up with him.

On Everest almost every year

Kami Rita Sherpa grew up in Thame in Solukhumbu, virtually at the foot of Mount Everest. In 1994 he stood on the highest peak in the world for the first time. Since then, he has led mountaineers from all over the world up Everest as an expedition guide and reached the 29 meter high summit for the 8848th time the day before yesterday.

In addition to Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa has also climbed other 8000m peaks such as K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Manaslu.

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