Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records

Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records

Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, stepped atop the peak of the 8,848-meter mountain, the world's highest, at 8.30 a.m., beating the record he shared with fellow guides Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, who have both climbed the mountain 21 times and do not have plans to climb it again.

More than 60 mountaineers including Sherpa have successfully climbed the Everest since the beginning of the climbing season in 2018.

Kami Rita Sherpa made the maiden ascent of Qomolangma in 1994 when he was 24 years old. He said he wants to do this not to break records or set new ones but because of his passion and zeal to climb the Everest.

Before leaving the Everest base camp, Kami had announced that he intends to climb Everest 25 times.

Number of times Ms Lhakpa, 44, who works in a supermarket in CT, has reached the world's highest peak.

A 44-year-old woman, Lhakpa Sherpa, who lives in Connecticut, United States, climbed for the ninth time on Wednesday, breaking her own record of the most summits by a woman, her Nepali hiking company said.

While many Everest climbers train for months for the arduous journey, Sherpa credits the physical demands of her job and the fact that she was raised up above 13,000 feet for her ability to climb "off the couch".

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The other record-setter, 44-year-old Lhakpa Sherpa, set a women's record when she reached the summit for a ninth time.

The twin records come on the heels of Australian Steve Plain becoming the fastest person to conquer the highest mountains on all seven continents.

Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of on Sunday, the first of hundreds of climbers expected to summit the world's highest mountain in coming weeks.

He completed the seven climbs in 177 days - nine days quicker than the previous record - after reaching the top of Everest on Monday. In the autumn, he guides clients to smaller peaks in Nepal.

"They are searching for him on the way down", he said of the team that has just reached the summit.

He and his team started their expedition on Tuesday evening.

Climbers use supplementary oxygen to combat altitude sickness.

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