Kathmandu: The world renowned climber and guide Kami Rita Sherpa has made his 25th successful ascent of Sagarmatha (Mt Everest-8848.86m) on May 7, 2021 at 18:00 hours as a leader of the rope fixing team along with 11 other climbing Sherpas on Friday.
The team of climbers from Seven Summit Treks reached the top of Mt Everest, becoming the first climbers of the season to climb the new altitude of the world’s highest peak from Nepali side.
The team of rope fixing team include, 1) Kami Rita Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 2) Phurtenzi Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), 3) Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), Ngima Tashi Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 5) Mingma Tenji Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), 6) Fura Tshering Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 7) Tenjing Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), 8) Chheten Dorjee Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 9) Tenjing Gyaljen Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 10) Phurba Chhotar Sherpa (Solukhumbu), 11) Mingma Dorchi Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), 12) Furba Kusang Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha), 13) Dawa Temba Sherpa (dropped equipment and ropes to Balcony).
Kami Rita who, is working as a senior climbing guide at Seven Summit Treks Pvt Ltd had climbed Mt Everest for the first time in 1994, May 13. He has scaled Mt Everest for the 25th times between 1994 to 2021. Kami has also scaled K2 and Lhotse one time and Mt Manaslu thrice, and Cho Oyu eight times.
By this achievement, Kami has created the world record for the most climbs over 8000m as well. The 49-year-old climber had already pronounced in 2019 that he would scale the Mt Everest for the 25 times by 2020/2021.
Now, with this record, Kami Rita is the only mountaineer who holds the world record of climbing Everest for 25 times.
Kami Rita Sherpa, a world-renowned mountaineer, was born inThame, a remote village of the Himalayan district of Solukhumbu on January 17, 1970. He has spent 26 years of his life climbing mountains. During this period, he has earned fame, not only for himself but also for the nation.
He has three Guinness World Records to his name. However, he says, “I came to know about the World Records that I achieved only after I received the first certificate in 2018 after climbing Mt Everest for the 22nd time. I had never dreamed of it and had never worked for records.”
Kami Rita was born in the village where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was born, the guide of Sir Edmund Hillary.
Kami Rita’s father MingmaChhiri Sherpa was also one of the first-generation mountain guides in Nepal and a team member of the Tenzing–Hillary Mt. Everest expedition as a porter. However, tourism in Nepal was not developed at that time and the profession of the guide was also not as lucrative as it is now.
The boy, who grew up hearing stories of mountaineering from his father, had started working as a porter at the age of 12, carrying heavy loads to support his family that could not make their ends meet with the meager income of his father.
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