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Kami Rita Sherpa, who scaled Everest for a record 23rd time this week, will start another ascent on Saturday

- SANGAM PRASAIN, Kathmandu

May 16, 2019-

Kami Rita Sherpa, who scripted history on the top of the world on Wednesday morning by scaling Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own previous world record, is set to start another ascent on Saturday. 

If achieved, the 49-year-old will be one short of his goal of reaching the top of the world 25 times.

Mingma Sherpa, chairman of Seven Summit Treks, Kami Rita’s expedition company, confirmed his next expedition in an interview with the Post. 

"We will inform the Department of Tourism on Friday regarding Kami Rita’s second ascent this season," Mingma said.

Although Nepali guides need not pay Everest climbing permit fee, the expedition company has to inform the department of the new plan of their guides.

“Kami Rita will leave Everest Base Camp on Saturday (May 18),” said Mingma. “He will probably begin the Everest push on May 23.” 

As per the government’s rule, for the second attempt, climbers must return to Everest Base Camp before beginning their journey towards the summit again.

Published: 16-05-2019 16:06

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