SPORTS Nepali guide sets new record of scaling Mt. Qomolangma for 28th time


Nepali guide sets new record of scaling Mt. Qomolangma for 28th time


16:29, May 23, 2023

KATHMANDU, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Nepali climbing guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new global record on Tuesday by ascending Mt. Qomolangma for an unprecedented 28th time.

Photo: Kami Rita Sherpa's Facebook account

The 53-year-old reached the summit of the world's tallest peak at 9:23 local time.

"Kami Rita Sherpa has made history by scaling Mt. Qomolangma for the 28th time on Tuesday," reported Bigyan Koirala, an official at the mountaineering division of Nepal's Department of Tourism.

"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.

Just a week ago, on May 17, Kami, aged 53, had ascended the mountain, situated on the Nepal-China border, for the 27th time. Another Nepali guide, Pasang Dawa Sherpa, also made it to the summit for the 27th time on Monday.

A record 478 climbers from 65 countries and regions have been granted permits to climb Mt. Qomolangma from the Nepali side during the spring climbing season. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the peak, as noted by Nepal's Department of Tourism.

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