Kathmandu, May 7
The first team of climbers reached the summit of 8848.86 meter high Everest, at 6:00 pm, today.
As many as 12 climbing Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks under the management of Expedition Operators of Nepal (EOA) have reached the top of Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers of the season to conquer the new altitude of the world's highest mountain from the Nepal side, Mingma Sherpa chairman at Seven Summit Treks informed.
With the opening of route, more than 400 foreign climbers along with their high altitude workers will attempt to scale the mountain, now.
Meanwhile, legendary climber Kami Rita broke his own record by scaling the world's highest peak 25 times.
Kami Rita Sherpa, made the 25th successful ascent as a leader of the rope fixing team, along with 11 other climbing Sherpas.
Kami, who is working as a Senior Climbing Guide at Seven Summit Treks P. Ltd, had scaled the Mt Everest for the first time in 1994 May 13.
Between 1994 to 2021 he scaled the peak 25 times, K2 and Lhotse one time, Manaslu thrice, and Cho Oyu eight times. Kami Rita Sherpa, as such, holds the record for "Most climbs over 8000m".
1) Kami Rita Sherpa - Solukhumbu (25th Ascent of Everest)
2) Phurtenzi Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
3) Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
4) Ngima Tashi Sherpa- Solukhumbu
5) Mingma Tenji Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
6) Fura Tshering Sherpa - Solukhumbu
7) Tenjing Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
8 ) Chheten Dorjee Sherpa - Solukhumbu
9) Tenjing Gyaljen Sherpa - Solukhumbu
10) Phurba Chhotar Sherpa - Solukhumbu
11) Mingma Dorchi Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
12) Furba Kusang Sherpa - Sankhuwasabha
13) Dawa Temba Sherpa (dropped equipment and ropes to Balcony)
Furthermore, a Bahraini team led by Prince Sheikh Mohamed Hamad Mohamed al-Khalifa has also left the Everest base camp for the summit push.
News Source: thehimalayantimes.com, Image Source: thehimalayantimes.com