Thursday, 22 Augst 2019 | 07:40 WIB

Climber Breaks Record for Reaching Mount Everest Peak 24 Times

Climber Breaks Record for Reaching Mount Everest Peak 24 Times

KATHMANDU, NETRALNEWS.COM - A Nepalese Sherpa has set a new record for reaching the top of Mount Everest 24 times. Remarkably, the second climb was only done in one week.

However, that was not the last climb, as the sherpa clumber had already set out to make another climb before retiring.

"Kami Rita Sherpa (49) reached the Mount Everest peak at 8,850 meters above sea level through a traditional narrow lane in the southeast," Tourism Department official Mira Acharya said, as quoted by Antara from Reuters.

The track was spearheaded by New Zealanders Sir Edmung Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, and remains the most famous snowy path to the highest peak on Earth.

Two other climbers, both residents of Sherpa, each climbed Everest Peak 21 times. Both of them retired from becoming mountain climbers.

Kami, using his first name, said he wanted to climb the mountain once more.

"I am still strong and want to climb the Sagarmatha 25 times," Kami told Reuters before leaving for the 23rd ascent. Kami referred to the name of Mount Everest in Nepali.