Offbeat Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

21:56  16 may  2018
21:56  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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KATHMANDU: A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record -breaking 22nd time next month, during the Over the last two decades, the booming number of climbers on Everest has created a lucrative mountaineering industry in both China and Nepal, which share the peak.

New /Old Records . Appa Sherpa , the legendary climber broke his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 21th times.From 1990 t0 2011 he summit Mount Everest every year expect 1996 and 2001.

a man wearing a yellow shirt: Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit accompanied by 13 other climbers.  © REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit accompanied by 13 other climbers.  A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world's highest mountain, officials said.

Kami Rita Sherpa's 22nd ascent to the summit created a new record for the most visits to the peak of Everest.

The 48-year-old reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit via the Southeast Ridge route, accompanied by 13 other climbers including his clients, Tourism Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base camp.

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  First climbers of 2018 reach Everest summit Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Sunday, the first of hundreds of climbers expected to summit the world's highest mountain in coming weeks. The team reached the summit on Sunday afternoon while fixing ropes for foreign climbers, who will begin this week to ascend the mountain.Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal, the company assigned to fix the ropes, confirmed that the team has scaled the mountain."This has paved the way for other climbers to reach the summit as well. If weather permits, we will see many summits this week," he told AFP.

In case of success it will be his 22nd time on the summit . Moreover, woman climber Lhakpa Sherpa is going to ascend Everest from Tibet side for the 9th time. We all wish them both successful ascent and new records !

Sherpas , who left for Camp IV two days ago, struggled hard to open the summit route as bad weather had caused a delay to proceed with rope fixing work last week, Paudel added. Two Sherpa climbers aim to set world record on Mt Everest .

His latest ascent took him one summit clear of two fellow sherpas with whom he had shared the earlier record.

“He has set the world record,” said Mingma Sherpa, chairman of the Seven Summit Treks company that employs Kami.

Kami had begun his descent and is expected to reach base camp by the weekend, Shrestha told Reuters.

The route taken on the ascent was pioneered by New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay when they became the first climbers to reach the summit in 1953.

A 44-year-old woman, Lhakpa Sherpa, who lives in Connecticut, climbed for the ninth time on Wednesday, breaking her own record of the most summits by a woman, her Nepali hiking company said.

Lhakpa, who climbed from the Tibetan side of the mountain, was accompanied by a guide during the ascent, said Rajiv Shrestha of the Seven Summit Club, which organized her expedition.

Hundreds of climbers are currently on Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

Ethnic sherpas, renowned for their endurance and experience at high altitudes, serve as guides for many foreign mountaineers attempting to climb the highest Himalayan peaks.

Reporting by Gopal Sharma; editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Toby Chopra

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death .
A promotional stunt by an Irish tech company to bury $100,000 worth of a new cryptocurrency at Everest's summit has been linked to the death of a Sherpa guide, the company said Saturday. Social networking startup Ask.fm has become embroiled in controversy after a Sherpa who guided four climbers sponsored by the company went missing near the peak's summit in mid-May. "We are now aware that one of the Sherpas who assisted our group amongst others, went missing during the descent," the company said in a statement.

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