41 years, Australia
Kami Rita Sherpa (48) from Thame village of Solukhumbu district will attempt to climb the world’s highest mountain from Nepal side this spring. In case of success it will be his 22nd time on the summit. Moreover, woman climber Lhakpa Sherpa is going to ascend Everest from Tibet side for the 9th time.
“I do climb mountains not only for a record but because it’s my passion. My aim is to reach the Mt Everest summit 25 times", Kami Rita Sherpa says. He first climbed Mt Everest in 1994 at the age of 24. Sherpa has already climbed most of the eight-thousanders including K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste and Annapurna.
Lhakpa Sherpa from Makalu VDC of Sankhuwasabha has a plan to break her own record on Mt Everest this season by standing atop the world’s highest peak for the 9th time. Lhakpa scaled Mt Everest from Tibet side for the 8th time last spring.
Without having any formal training on mountain climbing, Lhakpa, who grew up with 11 siblings, first climbed Mt Everest from Nepal side in 2000.
She wants to climb Mt Everest for at least 10 times.
We all wish them both successful ascent and new records!
Source: The Himalayan Times
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