Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Mt Everest for a 22nd time on Wednesday, creating a new world record.
The 48-year-old, Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit at 8:30 am on Wednesday, according to Tourism Department.
He broke the records of Appa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, who had scaled the highest mountain of the world for 21 times. Kami made his first ascent of Mt Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old. One of his 21 Everest ascents was made from the Chinese side in 2016.
94 climbers scale Mt Everest on Wednesday
With the 2018 Mt Everest climbing season officially beginning from this Sunday, at least 94 climbers reached atop Mt Everest on Wednesday. Among them, 41 are foreigners and 53 Nepalis.
Earlier on Monday, 40 climbers successfully scaled the Mt Everest and with today’s numbers, a total of 142 climbers scaled the highest peak of the world so far in this season. Some climbers also scaled the Mt Everest from the Chinese side.
The climbing season runs from March through May and hundreds of climbers are currently on various camps of Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain. Some 346 climbers of 38 groups have taken permission to climb the Mt Everest this season, according to the department.
Earlier, a Chinese double leg amputee had climbed Mt Everest on Monday. Xia Boyu (70) reached the top of the world’s highest peak becoming the first double leg amputee to accomplish the feat from the Nepal side.