Here comes an exciting Mount Everest Update!
Nepal’s mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new record by successfully summiting the Mount Everest peak for the 23rd time on May 14, 2019.
With the latest expedition, Kami Rita rose to records as the first person to have climbed Everest peak for the highest number of times.
Kami Rita was one among the 8 climbers who scaled the Everest peak on the day, opening trekking route to Everest for Spring 2019.
“It has been difficult this year and we were getting worried. But the weather finally improved for the eight to reach the top,” says Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal.
According to Paudel, many other teams are preparing to scale the peak in the coming days.
Nepal Government has issued a record number of 378 permits (of cost USD 11,000 per head) to mountaineers to climb the Mount Everest in this Spring 2019.
And, a Nepali guide has been assigned, who will be showing the path to 750 climbers to the top of the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak in the coming weeks.
According to reports, an additional 140 members are planning for Mt Everest trek via the northern route from Tibet.
2018 saw a total of 807 climbers, with 563 people scaling from the south and 244 from the northern flank in Tibet.
Adverse conditions challenge climbers every time, and the last year saw the death of 5 climbers including an experienced Sherpa guide.