British national scales Mt Everest for 16th time; becomes first non Nepalese to do so: report
Cool, who hails from Gloucestershire, a county in South West England, reached the top of Mount Everest for the 16th time early on Sunday morning, The Guardian reported, citing the instagram page of Cool.
Cool's initial push for the summit was delayed due to high winds, which forced his team to wait below the peak.
Many Nepali guides who help tourists to climb the mountain have completed substantially more ascents of Everest.
In an Instagram post, Cool paid tribute to the local guides, who he said had “worked super hard on our behalf”, calling them the “superheroes of the mountain”, the report said.
Cool has previously climbed Everest with other mountaineers.
Cool values his achievement as he was told he would never walk again unaided after he shattered both heel bones in a rock-climbing accident in 1996, the report said.
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