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Kami Rita Sherpa, stood atop the world’s highest peak at 8:15 am

Posted in: 17th May, 2017 Post Category: Blog of Nepal

KATHMANDU: A Sherpa climber from Thame village of Solukhumbu district has scripted a history on the roof of the world by scaling Mt Everest for the 21st time on Saturday.

Kami Rita Sherpa (47), stood atop the world’s highest peak at 8:15 am, being one of the three climbers in the world to hold the record for most of the summits on Mt Everest, according to the expedition organiser.

Earlier, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa have scaled the mountain 21 times, according to a record at the Department of Tourism. Kami Rita has already climbed most of the peaks above 8,000 m including K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste, Barungste, Amadablam, Annapurna IV and many above 8000.mts peaks too.

“He has now been to the top of the world 22 times, but on 2012/05/18 (fixing root) and 2012/05/20 (with member) is counted as 1 time only so its recorded as 21 time only, tying him with Apa and Phurba Tashi for the world record,” Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation commented.

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