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Veteran climber Kami Rita climbs Sagarmatha for record-breaking 29th time

Kathmandu, May 12: Veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Sagarmatha for a whopping 29th time, surpassing his own record for the most ascent of the world’s highest peak.

Kami Rita stood atop the mountain this morning at 7:25 am, confirmed Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Managing Director of Seven Summit Treks, a leading Kathmandu-based expedition operator.

This ascent earns him the title of ‘Most Successful Ascent of Mt. Everest by an Individual.’

The expedition was managed by SST, and he was leading a mountaineering expedition team comprising about 20 climbers.

Kami Rita, 54, originally from Thame village in Solukhumbu, Nepal, who works as Senior Guide at SST, has dedicated his life to mountaineering being passionate about Mt Everest in particular with his 29th successful summit.

Born on January 17, 1970, he developed a deep passion for climbing from a young age, and has been in the field of mountaineering for over two decades.

His mountaineering journey began in 1992 when he joined an expedition to Everest as a support staff member.

Since then, Kami Rita has fearlessly embarked on numerous expeditions, summiting Everest multiple times.

Kami Rita’s achievements have extended beyond Everest, as he has also conquered other formidable peaks, including K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Manaslu.