Sherpa scales Mt. Everest for record 23rd time

There are 378 climbers permitted to scale Everest this year alongside sherpas like Kami Rita

He is also a Guinness World Record holder. Aside from this almost two dozen summits on Everest, Rita has also reached other peaks including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, and Lhotse.

The members of the Sherpa-people are for the with the mountaineering industry in Nepal is essential.

On the Tibetan side, a further 140 mountain prepare, according to expedition organizers climbers on the Everest conquest.

He works as a guide for foreign mountaineers attempting to climb the Himalayan peak and is known for his endurance and experience at high altitudes.

A Nepalese Sherpa climber on Wednesday reached atop Mount Everest for the 23rd time, becoming the only Mountaineer in the world to hold the record for most summits on the world's highest mountain. He plans to reach the summit at least 25 times.

Nepal has issued a record 378 permits costing $11,000 each for this year's spring climbing season, sparking fears of bottlenecks enroute to the summit if poor weather cuts down the number of climbing days.

Kami broke record for set record of most summits on Mt. Everest in 2018.

Majority of the hopefuls are assisted by Nepali guide, that means about 750 climbers will flock the same path to the top of 8850 metre long range in the upcoming weeks.

The two routes to climb Mount Everest are situated in Nepal and Tibet.

"Breaking his own record of 22 successful ascents of Everest, Kami Rita now became the only man on the planet to climb Everest for 23 times", read the Facebook page of Seven Summit Treks.

The first climbers to reach the summit in 1953- Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay also took the same route.

There are mounting concerns, however, that the numbers are unsustainable, with fears of unsafe overcrowding as well as trash and other environmental problems.

Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1994, he ascended for the first Time, with 8848 meters the highest mountain in the world.



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