Nepal | Pasang Dawa climbs Mount Everest for the 27th time, equals Rita Sherpa’s world record

Mount Everest Kathmandu: Pasang Dawa Sherpa has equaled Kami Rita Sherpa by conquering Mount Everest for the 27th time on Monday. Kami Rita Sherpa had the world record for climbing this mountain peak for the most number of times. The 46-year-old climber was standing on the Mount Everest summit at 8.25 am on Monday, said Dawa Gyaljen Sherpa, executive director of Imagine Nepal Treks, which organized the expedition. Pasang has become the second person in the world to climb the 8,848.86 meter high mountain peak 27 times. Born in Pangbose near the Everest region, Pasang first completed the summit of Everest in 1998. Pasang Dawa has climbed the world’s highest mountain peak twice this spring. Earlier, on May 14, he had completed the climb of Mount Everest for the 26th time. According to Thaneshwar Guragen of ‘Seven Summit Track’, Kami Rita Sherpa, who has made a world record by climbing Everest 27 times in the past, is also preparing to climb this mountain peak for the 28th time. Also read Kami is waiting for a favorable time to scale Everest for the second time this season, so that he can break his own and Pasang Dawa’s record and set another world record. Earlier, 53-year-old Kami reached the summit of Everest for the 27th time on May 17. Two experienced Sherpa climbers are competing with each other to set a world record for climbing the peak.(Agency)

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