First climbers of 2018 reach Mount Everest summit

17 May, 2018, 05:03 | Author: Carlos George
  • Lhakpa Sherpa holds up a'West Hartford Libraries banner as she summits Mt. Everest in 2017. Courtesy

A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world's highest mountain, officials said.

Nepal's 48-year old Kami Rita Sherpa has become the most experienced man in the planet to climb Mount Everest.

From the Chinese side of the mountain, Lhakpa Sherpa, 44, also reached the summit Wednesday for a record ninth time, shattering the record for women she set a year ago.

A guide for more than two decades, he broke the previous record of 21 summits that he shared with two other Sherpas.

Except Lhakpa, no other woman in the world has scaled the peak so many times till date.

Kami Rita Sherpa made the maiden ascent of Qomolangma in 1994 when he was 24 years old.

Another 180 climbers are preparing to summit Everest from its north side in Tibet, according to the China Tibet Mountaineering Association.

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Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal, the company assigned to fix the ropes, confirmed that the team has scaled the mountain.

Rajeev Shrestha of the Seven Summit Adventure agency in Kathmandu said he received a message from the base camp about the successful climb.

She moved to America 16 years ago and says she plans to continue climbing, while keeping her job in the supermarket.

Sherpa is a single mom to three kids and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where she works as a dishwasher at the local Whole Foods.

Lhakpa stood at the top of Everest early on Wednesday too.

His son Xia Dengping, who was with him at the airport, told reporters his father is a hero.

Hundreds of climbers are on Everest attempting to reach the summit during the narrow window of good weather in May.

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