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UK mountaineer logs most Everest climbs by a foreigner, Nepali makes 29th ascent

British climber and a Nepali guide have broken their own records for most climbs of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, hiking officials said on Sunday. Rakesh Gurung, director of Nepal's Department of Tourism, said Britain's Kenton Cool, 50, and Nepali guide Kami Rita Sherpa, 54, climbed the 8,849-metre (29,032 foot) peak for the 18th and 29th time, respectively. They were on separate expeditions guiding their clients. "He just keeps going and going... amazing guy!" Garret...

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