Kami Rita Sets Everest Record With 22nd Climb to Summit

Everest oxygen failure accidents avoided

Everest oxygen failure accidents avoided

Meanwhile, Lhakpa Sherpa also reached the summit Wednesday, marking her ninth trip up the mountain.

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, successfully scaled Sagarmatha, as the 8,848-metre Everest in known in Nepal, for the 22nd time and set a record for most ascents of the peak by a male climber.

A total of 94 foreign climbers and Sherpas made it to the top of Everest on Wednesday alone.

Nepali climber Lhakpa Sherpa has just broken her own record for successful summits of Mount Everest by a woman by reaching the peak of the world's tallest mountain for a ninth time.

He and his team started their expedition on Tuesday evening.

Kami Rita first scaled Everest at age 24, and has made the trip nearly every year since then. One of his ascents was made from the Chinese side in 2016. Air at the top of Everest contains less than a third of the oxygen at sea level.

Sherpa climbed the Everest for the 21st time in 2017. "But I am not overexcited as it is a part of my professional job", Kami shared with Xinhua before leaving Kathmandu for expedition.

Xia Boyu is not the first double-amputee to reach Everest's peak, but he is the oldest.

Sherpa is a single mom to three kids and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where she works as a dishwasher at the local Whole Foods.

Kami is a professionally trained Sherpa while Lhakpa is a housewife and avid climber.

Apart from Kami, dozens climbed the mountain Wednesday, Shrestha said from the Base Camp.

"It has obviously excited me with the feeling that I am going to set a new world record".

For this spring season, the government has issued permits to 346 climbers of 38 teams for Mt. Everest.

The problems occurred during what is being described as the third "summit wave" of climbers pushing towards the summit in this pre-monsoon season, after the ropes were fixed from both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

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