Kami Rita Sets Everest Record With 22nd Climb to Summit

Kami Rita Sherpa 48 who set a world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 22nd time this season poses for

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Of those who reached the top of the mountain this season, it's worth mentioning Kami Rita Sherpa who has summited for a record 22 time.

After previously completing his 21st ascent to the top of the 29,035-foot peak, Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita reached Everest's summit for the 22nd time to set a new world record.

Kami Rita first scaled Everest at 24, and has made the trip nearly every year since then.

Similarly, Lhakpa Sherpa, 45, has also broken her own record by successfully climbing Everest for the ninth time, the most by a woman in the world, confirmed Mingma Gelu Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks.

Rajeev Shrestha of the Seven Summit Adventure agency in Kathmandu said he received a message from the base camp about the successful climb from the Chinese side of the mountain. He has also climbed numerous region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse. Fellow guides Apa and Phurba Tashi had previously been tied for the record at 21 but have both retired from climbing.

Apart from Kami, dozens climbed the mountain Wednesday, Shrestha said from the Base Camp.

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A year ago seven people lost their lives on the world's highest peak, while 449 summited from the Nepal side and at least another 120 made it to the top from the north side in Tibet.

Sherpa is a single mom to three kids and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where she works as a dishwasher at the local Whole Foods.

Xia Boyu is not the first double-amputee to reach Everest's peak, but he is the oldest.

Meanwhile, a 69-year-old double amputee climber from China flew on a helicopter from Everest to Kathmandu on Wednesday, two days after climbing the mountain.

Hundreds of climbers are on Everest attempting to reach the summit during the narrow window of good weather in May.

As many as 346 climbers of 38 groups have taken permission to climb the Mount Everest.

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