One of many best mountain guides says he’s not able to retire after climbing Mount Everest for a file twenty eighth time
ByBINAJ GURUBACHARYA Related Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — One of many best mountain guides mentioned Thursday he’s not able to retire after climbing Mount Everest for a file twenty eighth time.
Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita reached the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit of the world’s highest mountain on Tuesday, beating his personal file lower than per week after setting it.
“I’ll proceed to climb so long as my physique permits,” the 53-year-old information instructed reporters after arriving from the mountain at Kathmandu’s airport, the place he was given a hero’s welcome by supporters and members of the family.
He mentioned his purpose is to not compete for any information however to assist his international shoppers scale the mountain.
This 12 months’s climbing season is nearly over, and his subsequent climb must wait till subsequent spring.
Kami Rita reached the summit a day after fellow Sherpa information Pasang Dawa matched his earlier file of 27 climbs.
A race for the title started with Pasang Dawa climbing the height for a twenty sixth time on Could 14, equaling Kami Rita’s earlier file. Kami Rita reached the height three days later for the twenty seventh time.
Kami Rita first climbed Everest in 1994 and has finished so almost yearly since then. He’s one in all many Sherpa guides whose experience and expertise are important to the protection and success of international climbers who search to achieve the highest of the mountain. His father was among the many first Sherpa guides.
Kami Rita has scaled a number of of the world’s highest peaks along with Everest, together with K2, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.
Hundreds of individuals have climbed Mount Everest because it was first conquered by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa information Tenzing Norgay in 1953. This 12 months is the seventieth anniversary of the primary climb.