On October 18, 2020, Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa set an incredible world record by scaling the summit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, for an astonishing 28th time.
Kami Rita developed an affinity for mountaineering very early in life as he hails from a family of famous Sherpa guides who traditionally help climbers safely navigate the treacherous and unforgiving slopes of the Himalayas. At the age of 12, Kami Rita assisted a foreign expedition to the summit of Everest for the very first time.
The 49-year-old has been on over 40 expeditions throughout his career and individually led even more. In 2017, Kami Rita managed to ascend the summit of Everest twice in the same week, a feat that has earned him considerable respect from the international mountaineering community.
Kami Rita’s incredible accomplishment is an inspiring story that serves as proof of the mental and physical strength of Nepalese people. To attempt to summit Everest once is considered a feat of epic proportions, so to do so 28 times is unthinkable.
Kami Rita’s 28th successful climb of Everest is an achievement that will be remembered and celebrated forever.