Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record - News Summed Up

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record


FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Niranjan Shrestha, File/Associated Press)KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. His father was among the first Sherpa guides employed to help climbers reach the summit, and Rita followed in his footsteps and then some. In addition to his nearly two dozen summits of Everest, Rita has scaled some of the other highest mountains, K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.


Source: Washington Post May 21, 2019 04:01 UTC



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