THE MAN WHO HAS CLIMBED MOUNT EVEREST MOST TIMES (24)
Kami Rita is the man who has reached the top of Everest the most times, 24 times, the last time being on May 15, 2019.
The Seven Summit Treks agency, for which he works as a guide, announced it this way: May 21, 2019. 24th ascent of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) by Kami Rita Sherpa, huge congratulations to our senior guide.
This morning at 6:30 am, Kami Rita climbed Mt. Everest for the 24th time (second climb this season) and broke his own record of 23 climbs!
A native of the village of Thame and 49 years old, Kami Rita Sherpa first climbed Everest in 1994. I
n 2017 he equaled Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa as the people with the most ascents to Everest, with 21 peaks. In 2018, he rose again and held the solo record, which he has expanded this spring of 2019 twice.
On May 15, he reached the summit just behind the team in charge of fixing the ropes to the top. Today, May 21, he did it guiding a group of policemen of Indian nacionality.
After reaching its 23rd peak on May 15, it didn’t take him a week to climb again and raise his record 24 times to the top of Everest.
In the fifth time he doubled in the same season It is also important to underline that Kami Rita Sherpa has ascended Everest twice in the same season.
Definitely a physical challenge, despite having carried it out with the help of supplemental oxygen. In fact, the double is not such an extraordinary achievement either, because before starting this 2019 spring season it had been registered 165 times throughout history, according to data from the Himalayan Database.
It is not, in fact, a novelty even for Kami Rita Sherpa himself, who had already repeated the top on Everest in the same season four times previously: in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.