Less than a week after setting the previous record, seasoned mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa scaled Mount Everest a record 28 times on Tuesday, shattering his own mark for the most ascents on the highest peak in the world.
8848.86-meter peak at around 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chhang Dawa Sherpa, expedition manager of Seven Summit Trek, the company that planned the expedition. The 53-year-old mountain guide holds the record for the ascent of that peak.
This was Kami Rita’s second ascent of Mount Everest this spring; on May 17, he scaled the mountain for the 27th time.
A day after another seasoned Sherpa guide named Pasang Dawa matched his previous record, Kami Rita reclaimed the honour of having completed the most climbs.
Kami Rita, a native of the Solukhumbu region of eastern Nepal, made her maiden ascent of Everest on May 13, 1994.
He has conquered additional well-known peaks above 8,000 metres, including Mt. K2, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. He currently works as a senior climbing guide for the Kathmandu-based Seven Summit Treks.