Sherpa Kami Rita Climbs Mount Everest For Record 27th Time
KATHMANDU (ANI) – Kami Rita Sherpa, a record-holding Nepali Sherpa guide has ascended the world’s highest peak Mount Everest for a world record setting 27th time.
The Seven Summit Treks, an expedition organizing company of Nepal on May 17 announced the new record ter. “This morning at 8:30 am, Kami Rita Sherpa successfully summited Mount Everest for an incredible 27th time as a part of the Seven Summit Treks Everest Expedition 2023,” the company tweeted.
Sherpa, a native of Thame village in Solukhumbu, Nepal has been working as Senior Guide at Seven Summit Treks. The company, while announcing its success, said that he has “dedicated his life to mountaineering and has become synonymous with the world’s highest peak.”
The 53-year-old Sherpa climber has been scaling the mountains for over two decades. His mountaineering journey began in 1992 when he joined an expedition to Everest as a support staff member.
Since then, Kami Rita has fearlessly embarked on numerous expeditions, summiting Everest multiple times. His achievements extend beyond Everest, as he has also conquered other formidable peaks, including K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Manaslu.
This year also Nepal has issued record-high permits of 43 teams for Mount Everest which invites about 400 Sherpa guides to make the summit successful. Although Kami Rita canceled his 26th attempt this year, he announced that he would again return to the mountains next year to achieve his dream.
Kami Rita took the traditional southeast ridge route to reach atop the 8,848.86-meter-high mountain which also became the first ascent after the height of Everest increased by 0.86 meters after it got measured lately in 2020.
On May 14, another Sherpa Climber Pasang Dawa Sherpa ascended the Mount Everest for the 26th time matching the record of Kami Rita. This year, Nepal is seeing a high influx of climbing aspirants as the Department of Tourism has issued permits to 478 individuals, the highest number on record.
Earlier in 2021, Nepal had issued a record 409 permits which had overcrowded the summit which often is blamed for the high fatalities that year. A year later, the number dropped to 325 taken as an impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and recession that is coming forth this year.