Nepali sherpa scales Mt

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Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.

For the hardy few, climbing Everest is a bucket-list feat of endurance, danger and wonder.

He said that before climbers reach the summit to take their photographs announcing their success, there are months of hard work done by Sherpas. 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.

"I did not climb for world records, I was just working".

Alan says that when you get to Everest base camp, you have to spend around four weeks "acclimatising" - that's getting used to the extreme altitude. Aside from this almost two dozen summits on Everest, Rita has also reached other peaks including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, and Lhotse.

On May 16, 2018, Kami Rita made history by summiting Everest for the 22nd time.

The climbing season ends in May and hundreds of climbers are now on Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

"The 49-years-old veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa from Thame village of Solukhumbu made 23rd successful climbs over the world's highest peak; Mt. Everest (8848m)".

With their unique ability to work in a low-oxygen, high-altitude atmosphere, they are the backbone of the industry, helping clients and hauling equipment up Himalayan peaks.

"They are critical for Nepal´s mountaineering and take a huge risk to keep this industry running", he added, pointing out that the government does not give them the recognition and financial security they deserve.

Nepal has issued 378 permits to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season.

According to reports, an additional 140 members are planning for Mt Everest trek via the northern route from Tibet. He plans to reach the summit at least 25 times. The mountain also claimed five lives a year ago.

Between 1994 to 2019, he has scaled Mount Everest 23 times, K2, Lhotse and Manaslu one time each, and Cho-Oyu eight times - making a total of 34 ascent on above 8000 m peak. There are mounting concerns, however, that the numbers are unsustainable, with fears of unsafe overcrowding as well as a worsening environmental situation.

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