Nepal's mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa scaled Mount Everest for a record 27th time

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Renowned Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by successfully summiting Mount Everest for the 27th time on 17th May.

An overview of the news

  • Kami Rita Sherpa, born in Thame village in Solukhumbu district, Nepal, is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished mountaineers in history. 

  • He has devoted his life to mountaineering and has made an extraordinary impact on the world of high-altitude climbing.

Setting a New World Record

  • With his 27th successful ascent of Mount Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa has surpassed his own record and cemented his place in mountaineering history. 

  • His consistent determination, physical fitness, and expertise in navigating the challenging terrain have enabled him to achieve this remarkable feat.

Contributing to the Sherpa Community

  • As a Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa's achievements have brought immense pride and recognition to the Sherpa community.

  • Sherpas have a long tradition of providing essential support to climbers attempting to scale Everest.

  • Kami Rita's achievements have further enhanced their reputation as skilled and indispensable members of mountaineering expeditions.

About Mount Everest 

  • Mount Everest is the highest peak of the Greater Himalaya mountain range located on the border of Nepal and China (Tibet) in Asia.

  • Mount Everest is called Devagiri in Sanskrit, Chomolungma in Tibetan, Chu-mu-long-ma-feng in Chinese and Sagarmatha in Nepali.

  • On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensingh Norgay Sherpa, an Indian citizen of Nepalese origin, climbed Mount Everest for the first time.

  • Junko Tabei (Japan) is the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, as well as the first woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the 7 continents.

  • Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest in 1984.

  • Santosh Yadav is the first Indian woman to climb Everest twice in a row.

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