Legendary climber Kami Rita Sherpa breaks own record with 30th ascent of Mt. Everest

KATHMANDU: In an extraordinary feat of endurance and skill, legendary climber Kami Rita Sherpa has scaled Mount Everest for the 30th time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak.

Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Chief Executive Officer at 14 Peaks Expedition, confirmed the historic achievement. “This morning at 7:49 AM, Kami Rita Sherpa successfully summited Mount Everest for an incredible 30th time,” Tashi Lakpa Sherpa announced. This remarkable ascent comes just ten days after Kami Rita’s previous summit on May 12, marking his 29th successful climb.

Khimlal Gautam, Chief of the Expedition Monitoring and Facilitation Field Office at the Everest base camp, also confirmed Kami Rita’s achievement. “Kami Rita has reached the summit point of Mount Everest, setting a new record for the most successful ascents,” Gautam said.

Kami Rita, a senior lead guide at Seven Summit Treks and 14 Peaks Expedition, hails from Thame village in Solukhumbu, Nepal. Born on January 2, 1970, he has dedicated his life to mountaineering and has become synonymous with Everest.

His journey in mountaineering began in 1992 when he joined an expedition to Everest as a support staff member. Since then, Kami Rita has fearlessly embarked on numerous expeditions, not only summiting Everest multiple times but also conquering other formidable peaks such as K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Manaslu.

With over two decades of climbing experience, Kami Rita’s achievements have made him a legendary figure in the mountaineering community. His relentless pursuit of climbing excellence and his unmatched record on Everest stand as a testament to his skill, determination, and passion for the mountains.

“Kami Rita’s dedication to mountaineering and his consistent success on Everest inspire climbers worldwide,” said Tashi Lakpa Sherpa. “His 30th ascent of Everest is a monumental achievement that highlights his exceptional abilities and unwavering commitment.”

Kami Rita’s latest ascent reinforces his position as the foremost Everest climber in history. His repeated success on the peak is not just a personal triumph but a significant milestone for the entire mountaineering community. It also underscores the expertise and capability of Nepali climbers, who play a crucial role in guiding international expeditions to the summit of Everest.

As a senior lead guide, Kami Rita’s role extends beyond his personal achievements. He mentors and leads other climbers, sharing his vast knowledge and experience to ensure their safety and success on the treacherous slopes of Everest and other peaks.

In a career marked by extraordinary achievements, Kami Rita’s 30th summit of Everest stands out as a pinnacle of human endurance and perseverance. His journey from a support staff member to a record-setting climber is a testament to his hard work, resilience, and unwavering spirit.

The mountaineering community and admirers worldwide celebrate Kami Rita Sherpa’s incredible feat, looking forward to witnessing more of his remarkable achievements in the future. His legacy continues to grow, inspiring a new generation of climbers to dream big and reach new heights.

Fiscal Nepal |
Wednesday May 22, 2024, 12:15:02 PM |

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