Nepalese climber breaks his own world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 26th time

Kami Rita, a 52-year-old Nepalese Sherpa, broke his own world record, set last year, on Saturday after climbing Mount Everest for the 26th time.

According to a media report The Himalayan Times, Ritaclimbed the 8,849-meter mountain, the highest in the world, following the traditional route of the southeast ridge.

The climber led the team of Nepalese high-altitude workers who installed fixed ropes on Everest on Saturday to facilitate the climb of other people in the coming days.

Rita reached the top of this mountain for the first time on May 13, 1994, at the age of 24, and she does not climb on a whim or for pleasure, but her risky occupation consists of guiding mountaineers from other countries to the heights of the Himalayas .

This year, Nepal issued 316 permits to climb Mount Everest during the peak season, which runs through May, compared to 408 in 2021, the highest number ever.

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