Srinagar, May 8: Making it better , a famed Nepali sherpa , Kami Rita has summited World’s Highest Peak Mount Everest for the 25th time ,thus breaking his own World record in the process .
He alongwith other Sherpas reached top of the peak on Friday which was confirmed by Nepal Department of Tourism.
“Sherpa reached the summit of Mt. Everest at 6 p.m. local time on Friday,” Mira Acharya, director of Nepal’s Department of Tourism was quoted.
“It is his 25th summit on the mountain,” the official said.
Kami Rita is the leader of the rope fixing team on Everest and he reached top of Everest alongwith 11 other Sherpas on Friday.
Kami, 51, scaled Mt. Everest in May 1994 for the first time and he achieved a feat of climbing the mountain twice in a single season in 2019 within less than a week as he reached the top for the 23rd and 24th times.
“His latest success has provided encouragement to the mountaineering community around the world at a time when the world is under the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Mingma Sherpa, chairperson of Seven Summit Treks, told Xinhua.
Kami had planned his 25th attempt to climb Mt. Everest last year but had to give up after the Nepali government, in the second week of March last year, decided to call off all spring expeditions in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic at its peak in Nepal, government has issued a record 408 climbing permits.
Kami has climbed most of the peaks of mountains above 8,000 meters in the world, among them K2, the second highest peak of the world, and Annapurna.