Nepal’s Sherpa, Kami Rita Climbs Mount Everest For 28th Time & Breaks His Own Record!

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by Shreya Rathod

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the toughest expeditions and a dream for many mountain climbers. Nepal’s Sherpa community is an expert in mountain climbing and knows everything about the area. Kami Rita, one of the talented climbers, has climbed the mountain for the 28th time and broken his record!

Kami Rita Climbs Mount Everest For The 28th Time!


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By climbing Mount Everest for the 28th time, Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita broke his own record and established a new one! He is an experienced climber and established the record by finishing his second ascent in just one week. He thereby surpassed his previous record for the most ascents of Mount Everest.

According to the Times Of India report, on Tuesday, the mountain guide reached the summit which is 8848.86 metres above sea level. He topped Everest for the 27th time on May 17, making this his second ascent of the mountain this spring. Chhang Dawa Sherpa, the expedition manager for the Seven Summit Trek, planned the mission.

The Nepal Sherpa Holds Record For Most Ascends


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Kami Rita is a Nepali Sherpa guide and has a record for the most attempts to climb Mount Everest. After Everest was made accessible to international mountaineers in 1950, his father was one of the first established professional Sherpa guides. Lakpa Rita, his brother who is also a guide, has climbed Everest 17 times.

Kami Rita started by assisting a Base Camp cook in 1992. However, he made his first ascent of Everest on May 13, 1994. He has worked as the chief adventure consultant and brand ambassador for Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company since August 2019. According to him, he has no intention of retiring as long as his body is physically capable of doing the climbing.

Kami Rita is an avid climber who lives in the eastern Nepalese district of Solukhumbu. He is currently employed in Kathmandu as a senior climbing guide. The guide has scaled Everest in addition to mountains K2, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Cho Oyu. These mountains are all at least 8000 metres above sea level. Every year, the Nepali government gives licences for people to climb Mount Everest; to date, 480 have been issued.

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The spring climbing season of this year has already seen 10 fatalities.

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