Nepal: Who says age brings bounding, This 52-year-old Man from Nepal, Kami Rita Climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time and even breaks his records for the most number of times to scale the world’s highest peak.
According to the Dawa Sherpa manager of Seven Summit Treks Pvt Ltd: Kami Rita and his team of 11 Sherpa guides had climbed 8,848.86-metre (29,031.69-foot) on Saturday.
While appreciating Taranath Adhikari, director-general of the Department of Tourism in the capital Kathmandu said. Kami Rita has broken his record and established a new world record in climbing,”
“I am overwhelmed to hear that my husband breaks his record. I don’t have words to explain my happiness over the achievement of my husband”. Kami Rita’s wife said
At the starting of May Sherpas made the expedition to fix ropes along with the trekking route which was the main concern of the climbers before climbing.
The team decided to climb through the traditional southeast ridge route which was pioneered by New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
This year the Department of Tourism, Nepal has issued permits to 316 individuals to climb the peak.
On May 13, 1994, Rita scaled Mt Everest for the very first time not only Mt Everest Rita also scaled Mt Godwin-Austen (K2), Mt Lhotse, Mt Manaslu and Mt Cho Oyu.
Climbing Everest is not an easy task; over 311 people have died during scaling the peak. 10,657 times people climbed Everest. Meanwhile many have climbed the peak multiple times.