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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:43 PM

Sherpa climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

Source: Associated Press

Sherpa climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time
Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press Updated 1:13 am CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019



Photo: Niranjan Shrestha, AP
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.


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 both of them have retired from mountain climbing.

"It is my profession, but at the same time I am setting new world record for Nepal too," Rita told The Associated Press last month before heading to the mountain.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Sherpa-climber-scales-Mount-Everest-for-record-13846211.php

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Judi Lynn Wednesday OP
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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

1. Amazing... n/t

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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

2. Good on him...but for me

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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:13 PM

3. Tough dude. Give him his due.

Tough dude. Give him his due.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:14 PM

4. some folks just like showing off

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Wed May 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. Utterly incredible.

I cannot imagine going through the Khumbu icefall 46 times, let alone once.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 10:21 PM

6. Tht is pretty amazing!

They are so totally acclimated, and what seems like going for a hike for them is, so different for outsiders who don't possess the unique properties of being born there, they need a huge support plan for the human body at altitude, that still has a high risk for outsiders.

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