52-yr-old Nepali Sherpa scales Mt Everest for 26th time; breaks own record of most climbs
A 52-year-old Nepali Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time, bettering his own record for the most number of times to scale the world's highest peak, expedition planners said on Sunday.
The Sherpas made the expedition to fix ropes along the trekking route, to help climbers ahead of the peak climbing season starting in May.
Rita scaled Mt Everest for the first time on May 13, 1994. Besides Mt Everest, Rita has also scaled Mt Godwin-Austen (K2), Mt Lhotse, Mt Manaslu, and Mt Cho Oyu. He also holds the record for most climbs over 8000 meters.
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