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Nepal’s Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 30th time

Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 30th time on Wednesday morning, setting a new world record.

“This morning at 7:49 am, Kami Rita Sherpa broke his own record he had set just nine days earlier. This marks his 30th ascent to the top of the world,” said Khimlal Gautam, Chief of the Expedition Monitoring and Facilitation Field Office.

This achievement marks Kami’s second ascent of the season, following his first successful climb on May 12.

The 54-year-old Sherpa, who hails from Thame village in Solukhumbu, Nepal, has been scaling mountains for over two decades. His mountaineering journey began in 1992 when he joined an expedition to Everest as a support staff member. Since then, Sherpa has embarked on numerous expeditions and conquered other formidable peaks, including K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Manaslu.

Nearly 7,000 mountaineers have climbed Everest from Nepal since Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and New Zealander Edmund Hillary first reached the summit of the world’s highest peak in May 1953.

(Input from ANI)

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