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Nepali mountaineer scales Mount Everest for 26th time; beats own world record

The 52-year-old followed in his father’s footsteps and became a mountain guide, first summiting the peak in 1994.

A Nepali mountaineer has scaled the world’s highest Mount Everest for the 26th time, breaking his previous world record which was set last year.

The 52-year-old Kami Rita Sherpa scaled the approximately 8,849-metre-long mountain on Saturday along the traditional southeast ridge route leading 10 other Sherpa climbers.

Notably, this climbing route was pioneered by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first to scale Mount Everest back in 1953.

“Kami Rita has broken his own record and established a new world record in climbing,” Taranath Adhikari, director-general of the Department of Tourism in the capital of Kathmandu, said on Sunday.

The 52-year-old followed in his father’s footsteps and became a mountain guide, first summiting the peak in 1994. He has climbed Everest almost every year since.

Eleven Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, the first of hundreds of climbers expected to summit the world’s highest mountain from its southern approach in the coming weeks.

Everest has been climbed 10,657 (approx.) times since it was first scaled in 1953 from Nepal and Tibetan sides – many have climbed multiple times, and 311 (approx.) people have died so far, according to the Himalayan Database.

First Published: 9th May, 2022 16:27 IST

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