Nepali guide summits Mt. Qomolangma for record 30th time

The 54-year-old Sherpa was guiding foreign climbers when he summitted the 8,848.86-meter-high peak at 7:49 a.m. local time for the second time in one climbing season.

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Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa waves towards the media personnel upon his arrival after climbing Mount Qomolangma for a 24th time, creating a new record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

Renowned Nepali mountaineering guide Kami Rita Sherpa scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Qomolangma, for a record 30th time on Wednesday morning, breaking his own record set just days ago.

The 54-year-old Sherpa was guiding foreign climbers when he summitted the 8,848.86-meter-high peak at 7:49 a.m. local time for the second time in one climbing season. He had reached the summit previously on May 12.

“Kami Rita Sherpa broke his own record at 7:49 a.m., being at the top of the world for the 30th time,” Khim Lal Gautam, field office chief of Nepal’s Department of Tourism, told Xinhua from the base camp.

“His team is descending toward the base camp,” added Gautam.

Kami first conquered Mount Qomolangma, situated on the border of Nepal and China, in May 1994. He scaled it for the 27th and 28th times within one week in May 2023.

Gautam noted that by Wednesday morning, over 500 climbers, including Sherpa guides, had summitted Mount Qomolangma this season.

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