Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records
Veteran guide Kami Rita scaled Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time.
On Wednesday, a pair of veteran Sherpas each set a record for Mount Everest climbs.
After previously completing his 21st ascent to the top of the 29,035-foot peak, Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita reached Everest’s summit for the 22nd time to set a new world record.
Kami Rita, 48, comes from a long line of mountain climbers and first scaled Everest at age 24. He plans to summit the mountain at least three more times – meaning he’ll set three more records.
The other record-setter, 44-year-old Lhakpa Sherpa, set a women’s record when she reached the summit for a ninth time.
Climbing from the Chinese side of the mountain, Sherpa’s trip the summit extended her own women’s record.
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