Kami Rita Sherpa Climbs Mt. Everest For Record 28th Time
KATHMANDU, (IANS) – Setting another record, Nepal’s legendary climber, Kami Rita Sherpa, summited Mt. Everest for an unprecedented 28th time on May 23, just a week after he scaled the world’s tallest peak for the 27th time.
The 53-year-old reached the summit and, “His health condition is stable, and he is currently descending to the lower camps,” informed Migma Sherpa, the chairperson of the Seven Summit Treks, the agency with which Kami has been associated.
On May 17, Kami had ascended the mountain for the 27th time.
Kami Rita had scaled Mt. Everest for the first time on May 13, 1994.
Besides Everest, he has also climbed the K2 and Lhotse (one time each); Manaslu (thrice); and Cho Oyu (eight).
He holds the record for ‘most climbs over 8,000m.
His mountaineering journey began in 1992 when he joined an expedition to Everest as a support staff member.
He must have very strong lungs! Good for him.May 24, 2023