Kami Rita Sets Everest Record With 22nd Climb to Summit

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Of those who reached the top of the mountain this season, it's worth mentioning Kami Rita Sherpa who has summited for a record 22 time.

Nepali climber Lhakpa Sherpa has just broken her own record for successful summits of Mount Everest by a woman by reaching the peak of the world's tallest mountain for a ninth time.

He and his team started climbing last night from South Col (Nepal Side) and reached the summit at around 8:30 am today, according to Pemba Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, which organised the record expedition. "But I am not overexcited as it is a part of my professional job", Kami shared with Xinhua before leaving Kathmandu for expedition.

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Kami Rita apparently hopes to reach 25 times before retiring. He has also climbed numerous region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.

Apart from Kami, dozens climbed the mountain Wednesday, Shrestha said from the Base Camp.

According to Sherpa, she wants to climb Mt Everest for at least 10 times. She lives most of the year in the USA state of CT and has a son and two daughters. He first climbed Mt. Everest in 1994.

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According to alpinist and mountain chronicler Alan Arnette, who year is following the events on the highest mountain on in the world this year for the United States magazine Outside Online, at an altitude of 8500 meters 10 of the 39 regulators used by clients and Sherpa suddenly stopped working.

"The risks are higher when 99 percent of climbers are going up as tourists", said Reinhold Messner, an Italian climber who was the first to ascend Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen.

Summits are underway every day since May 13 after the eight rope-fixing team members opened the climbing route for all climbers.

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This year, her climb was sponsored by the outfitter Black Diamond, who provided gear and monetary support.

More than 340 foreign climbers along with their local guides are attempting to climb Everest this month.

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