KATHMANDU: Two Nepali Sherpas broke their own world records for the most Everest summits by a man and a woman Wednesday, reaching the world's highest peak for a 22nd and ninth time respectively. Kami Rita, 48, was one of six sherpas who took seven clients to the summit from the Nepali side, Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, who organised the expedition, told AFP. Lhakpa Sherpa, 44, reached the peak for a ninth time via the northern, Tibetan route, her brother Mingma Gelu Sherpa said. AFPThe US-based Lhakpa has repeatedly broken her own record for the most Everest summits by a woman. Hundreds of climbers are on Everest attempting to reach the summit during the narrow window of good weather in May.
Source: New Strait Times May 16, 2018 13:30 UTC