Kami Rita scale Mount Everest for 23rd time

Published on May 20, 2019
A Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.
Kami Rita scale Mount Everest for 23rd time

Details:

  • Rita reached the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) summit with other climbers via the Southeast Ridge route.
  • His latest ascent took him two summits clear of two fellow Sherpas, who have successfully climbed the peak 21 times.

About Kami Rita Sherpa:

  • Rita belongs to Thame village of Solukhumbu district in Nepal.
  • Rita first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.
  • In 2017, Kami became the third person to climb Mount Everest for the 21st time.
  • With this, he matched the achievement of Phurba Tashi Sherpa and Apa Sherpa, both of them, have retired since then.
  • In 2018 he summited the Mt. Everest 22nd time in 2018 and set a record of most summits on Mount Everest.

Who are Sherpa climbers?

  • Sherpa is one of the ethnic groups native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal and the Himalayas.
  • The term sherpa or sherwa derives from the Sherpa language words Shar-east and Wa-people, which refer to their geographical origin in Kham Salmogang of eastern Nepal.
  • Most Sherpa people live in the eastern regions of Nepal.
  • Many Sherpa are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area.
  • They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest.

Question:

Q. Which Nepalese Sherpa climber has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak?
a. Kami Rita
b. Tenzing Norway
c. Phurba Tashi
d. Apa Sherpa

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