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Man Who Conquered Everest 30 Times and Counting

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A Sherpa, a member of the Tibetian people who guides trekkers and climbers of the Himalayan mountain in Nepal, has broken his record by climbing Mount Everest for the 30th time. This comes just ten days after he set a new record with his 29th ascent.

According to the Associated Press, Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit of Everest, standing at 29,029 feet at 7:49 AM, marking his 30th successful mountain climb.

Rita set a record earlier this month with his 29th ascent of Everest, becoming the only person to have reached the summit most often. Just ten days later, he surpassed his own record with a 30th climb. Since his first summit in 1994, Rita has climbed the mountain consistently yearly, except for three years when it was closed.

He successfully climbed twice a week between May 15th and 21st in 2019 and has now surprised the world by setting a new record twice in just ten days.

In Nepal, among the 14 peaks of the Himalayas that are over 26,247 feet high, eight, including Everest, are located.

Many climbers test their limits by climbing these peaks, resulting in numerous casualties. However, Rita, who has been dubbed “Everest Man” since setting new records in 2018, humbly stated that he was simply doing his job, even though he was happy to break the record.

Rita holds the record for climbing peaks over 26,247 feet in the Himalayas, including K2, Lhotse Shar, Manaslu, and Cho Oyu, 44 times in total.

Sherpas are an ethnic group that lives around Everest in Nepal. They can work in low-oxygen, high-altitude environments, and most of them guide climbers, provide climbing advice, or transport equipment to the summit of the Himalayas.

Daniel Kim
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