Kami Rita Sherpa, Who Scaled Mt.Everest 24 Times-Record Breaker

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November 13, 2020/Kathmandu-
One of the best climbing Sherpas- Kami Rita Sherpa was born on 17th January, 1970 in Thame Village, Solu Khumbu Region of Nepal. Thame is also the village of Legendary Tenzing Norgay.Kami Rita has been a guide for more than two decades now who had first summited Everest in 1994 during a commercial expedition.In 25 years, he has scaled five 8,000-metre peaks, summiting them 37 times which is a world record.He has also scaled the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, in Pakistan.
Everest 24th times -oyu 8th times Lhotse 1 time k2. 1 time and Manaslu 3 summited. total =37, summit over 8000m 1994 to 2020 till.

Kami Rita Sherpa is a Nepali Sherpa guide who, since May 2019, has held the record for most ascents to the summit of Mount Everest. He scaled the mountain for a 24th time on 21 May 2019, eclipsing his record set 15 May 2019.

His father was among the first professional Sherpa guides after Everest was opened to foreign mountaineers in 1950. His brother, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, also a guide, scaled Everest 17 times.

“I can climb for a few more years,” said Kami Rita Sherpa some time ago in a BBC interview. “I am healthy. I can go until I am 60 years old. With oxygen it’s no big deal, we were born in the Himalayas.” The 49-year-old reached the summit of Mount Everest at 8,850 meters today at 7.50 a.m. local time – for the 23rd time already – thus improving his own record. “I’ve been always 100 percent focused on my job,” Kami Rita told the BBC. “I never thought about making records. I actually didn’t know that you could make a record. Had I known, I would have done a lot more summits earlier.”

Kami Rita has retained his humility towards Mount Everest. For the Sherpas, Chomolungma, as they call it, is a sacred mountain on which a goddess lives. “Months before I begin an ascent, I start worshipping and asking for her forgiveness because I have to put my feet on her body. Right before the final steps to the summit, others run to take photos but I bow my head again and ask for her forgiveness,” says Kami Rita Sherpa. “No matter how strong you are, how good you prepare, you have to be blessed by God to reach the top.”

Kami Rita has also scaled other peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, Annapurna and Lhotse. Some of other 8000ers had been climbed more than twice by Kami Rita Sherpa.Elbrus. Amadablam. Barutse. Annapurna (iv)

Watch out for his ascents on 8000ers :
1994 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 13th May, 1994 via SE Ridge
1995 – Had to abandon summit push at 8500 M
1997 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 25th May, 1997 through SE Ridge
1998 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 25th May, 1998 through SE Ridge
1999 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 13th May, 1999 through SE Ridge
2000 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 23rd May, 2000 through SE Ridge
2002 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest via S Col – SE Ridge
2003 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 30th May, 2003 through SE Ridge
2004 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 24th May, 2004 through SE Ridge
2005 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 30th May, 2005 through SE Ridge
2006 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 20th May, 2006 through SE Ridge
2007 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 22nd May, 2007 through SE Ridge
2008 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 24th May, 2008 through SE Ridge
2009 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 23rd May, 2009 through SE Ridge
2010 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 5th May, 2010 through SE Ridge
2012 :Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 18th May, 2012 through SE Ridge
2013 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 22nd May, 2012 through SE Ridge
2015 – All expeditions were called-off due to Earthquake
2016 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 20th May, 2012 through NE Ridge
2017 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 27th May, 2012 through SE Ridge
2018 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 16th May, 2012 through SE Ridge
2019 – Successfully reached the summit of Mt.Everest on 15th May, 2012 through SE Ridge
2019 : Successfully reached the summit of Everest for second time (24 times in totality) within a week of Mt.Everest on 21st May, 2019
Pic taken by Kami Rita Sherpa