Kami Rita Sherpa has become the first person in the world to hold the most summits– 23 times- on Mount Everest, breaking his own previous record of successful summits.
Sherpa, at the age of 49, on Wednesday, set the new record by reaching the summit at 7:50 am, said Mingma Sherpa, chairman of Seven Summit Treks. Kami Rita was the third person in the world in 2017 to ascend the Everest 21 times along with Apa and Phurba – Apa and Phurba have already retired from the climbing, though.
Kami conquered the most summits to Everest for the 22nd time on May 16 last year, at the age of 48. Kami Riat Sherpa, who lives at Thami village in Solukhumbu district, was born in 1970. He reached the summit of Mt Everest for the first time in 1994 at the age of 24.