A 48-year-old Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest for a 22nd time on Wednesday, creating a new record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain, hiking officials said.
Mountaineering has been his family tradition.
Born in Makalu VDC of Sankhuwasabha, Lhakpa scaled Mt Everest from Tibet side for the 8th time in the last spring season. She was making her way down to the advanced base camp, he said.
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The first summit wave happened Monday when some 50 mountaineers and Sherpa guides scaled it. Lhakpa had reportedly scaled Mt Everest eight months after the birth of her first daughter and while she was two months pregnant with her second child.
Kami Rita first scaled Everest at 24, and has made the trip nearly every year since then.
He completed the seven climbs in 177 days - nine days quicker than the previous record - after reaching the top of Everest on Monday (May 14). He has also climbed numerous region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse. In the autumn, he guides clients to smaller peaks in Nepal. For the 44 year-old Lhakpa is the ninth time on the highest point of the earth, a female record that beats the record set by herself a year ago.More news: MoF: Zero GST starting June 1
Both of the other previous record holders are retired from climbing.
They started the accent at 7:30 pm last night, according to her brother Mingma Gelu Sherpa. However, an informed source from Everest Base Camp told The Kathmandu Post that Phurba Tashi may climb Everest again. She now lives in the USA and works at a departmental store.
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More than 340 foreign climbers along with their local guides are attempting to climb Everest this month.More news: Senate panel poised to recommend Gina Haspel's confirmation