Sherpa sets new record for Mt Everest ascent

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Sherpa sets new record for Mt Everest ascent
Everest: Indian Army Mountaineering Team on its way to Mt. Everest and Mount Lhotse. The team scaled Mt. Everest on May 19, 2016. (Photo: IANS/DPRO)

Kathmandu Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by climbing Mt Everest for the 22nd time.

The 48-year-old Sherpa successfully reached the summit on Wednesday morning, breaking the previous record of 21 climbs jointly held by fellow Nepalis Appa Sherpa and   Tashi Sherpa.

Kami climbed Mt Everest for the 21st time last year. He has climbed most of the peaks above 8,000 metres which include K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste and Annapurna.