The Nepalese Mountaineer kami rita52, has made history this Saturday by stepping on the top of Mount Everest for the twenty-sixth time, thus breaking his own record as the man who has achieved the most times reach the summit of the highest peak in the world.
“Kami Rita Sherpa made a historic ascent of Everest,” he told the EFE agency mingma sherpadirector of Seven Summit Treks, the largest travel agency climbing from Nepal.
The Nepalese mountaineer has reached the top of the highest mountain in the world (8,848.86 meters) at 18:55 local time this Saturday (13:10 GMT) as leader of the rope fixing team and accompanied by 10 other climbing Sherpas.
The last time he managed to complete his feat was on May 7, 2021, when he summited Everest for the twenty-fifth time.
40 years in the Himalayas
Rita began her journey in the Himalayas to the 12 yearsbeginning as a porter for foreign climbers who went to the base camp of the top of the world.
The experienced Sherpa reached for first time the summit of Everest on May 13, 1994 and since then, he has climbed K2 and Lhotse once, Manaslu up to three times and Mount Cho Oyu eight times.
He also holds the record for the most eight thousand climbed, according to Mingma.
The price of climbing Everest
The Department of Tourism of Nepal has granted for this season 316 climbing permitsfigures lower than those registered last year (408), when the country broke its record for concessions in the middle of the second wave of coronavirus.
Nepal is home to eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, and the money spent by climbers foreigners represents an important source of income for its economy.
An experienced guide can earn up to $12,000 during the Everest climbing season, while a beginner guide can reach $7,000 and high-altitude porters, $4,000.
Climbing Everest can cost between $35,000 and $90,000 per person, depending on guides, supplemental oxygen requirements and other supplies. This amount includes the cost of the climbing permit issued by the Government of Nepal, of about 11,000 dollars.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.