Sherpa aiming for his twenty second climb on Mount Everest

Forty eight year old Kami Rita Sherpa will soon embark on a journey to set a new world record by climbing Mount Everest for his twenty second time.

Kami Rita Sherpa

The Sherpa is planning to scale the world’s tallest peak this season that will begin on the first week of May. If he succeeds in this endeavour, he will break the old record of 21 ascents to Mount Everest made by two other Sherpas – Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa—both of whom have announced their retirement.

According to Kami Rita, he will be embarking to the Everest on April 1. “If everything goes according to the plan, I will make the final summit push on May 29,” he said.

Kami made his first ascent on Mount Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old. In his 21 ascents, he has climbed from the Nepal (South) side 20 times and once from the Chinese (North) side.

Source: Kathmandu Post