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Posted at: May 28, 2017, 12:57 AM; last updated: May 28, 2017, 12:57 AM (IST)

Nepalese Sherpa scales Everest for record 21 times

Nepalese Sherpa scales Everest for record 21 times
Kami Rita Sherpa

Kathmandu, May 27

A 47-year-old Nepalese Sherpa today scripted history by becoming the third climber to scale Mount Everest for a record 21 times.

Kami Rita Sherpa stood atop the 8,848 metre peak, the world's highest, at 8.15 am. Jiban Ghimire, Managing Director at Shangri-La Nepal Trek, said Kami Rita climbed the peak as part of the Alpine Ascents Everest Expedition. Earlier, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa have scaled the highest peak 21 times. — PTI

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