Sherpa Climber Scales Mount Everest for Record 23rd Time

Kami Rita, 49, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.

  • Published 15 May 2019

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak. Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were reported to be safe, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a Nepalese government official at the mountain's base camp. Rita's two closest peers have climbed the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak 21 times each, but… Read at AP News