Sherpa guide climbs Everest for the 26th time, breaking his own record


Rita first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then. Photo: Bikram Rai/AP

An experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 26th time, breaking his own record for the most climbs of the world's highest peak, expedition organisers said earlier this month (May 8).

Kami Rita reached the 8,849m (29,032ft) summit on the evening of May 7, leading a group of Sherpa climbers who fixed ropes along the route so that hundreds of other climbers and guides can make their way to the top of the mountain later in the month.

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