Everest bears witness to several new records today

Dream Wanderlust | May 16 , 2018


Today world has witnessed the summit of world's highest peak, Everest (8848m) from both sides - Nepal and Tibet. By taking advantage of good weather climbers across the world have made it to the summit of the mountain. Nepali Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa has made history by climbing Everest 22 times and the woman climber from Nepal, Lhakpa Sherpa became the first woman in the world to summit Everest 9 times. On the other hand British climber Kenton Cool summited Everest 13 times - most summit of Everest by any British climber.

Several new records were made, the details of which are listed below:

1. Most number (22) of Everest summits by any individual:

Nepali Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa (48) summited Everest 22 times. He summited today in the morning at 8:30am from South Side. He is now the first and only person in the world to reach the top of the world 22 separate times. He overshadowed the previous record jointly held by Apa Sherpa (58), Phurba Tashi Sherpa (47) and him. Both the sherpa guides Apa and Phurba have retired. Kami Rita first ascended Everest at the age of 24 and scaled for the 21st time in the last spring season.

Kami Rita Sherpa

Kami Rita Sherpa [Photo Courtesy: Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press]

His Everest Expeditions:

1994 - Spring:
Summited 13th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

1995 - Spring:
Reached up to 8500m as High Altitude Worker

1997 - Spring:
Summited 25th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as Climber

1998 - Spring:
Summited 25th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

1999 - Spring:
Summited 13th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2000 - Spring:
Summited 23rd May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2002 - Spring:
Summited 25th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2003 - Spring:
Summited 30th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2004 - Spring:
Summited 24th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2005 - Spring:
Summited 30th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2006 - Spring:
Summited 20th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2007 - Spring:
Summited 22nd May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2008 - Spring:
Summited 24th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2009 - Spring:
Summited 5th May (Rope fixing team) and 23rd May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2010 - Spring:
Summited 5th May (Rope fixing team) and 24th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2012 - Spring:
Summited 18th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2013 - Spring:
Summited 10th May (Rope fixing team) and 22nd May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2015 - Spring:
No summit bid due to the Earthquake

2016 - Spring:
Summited 20th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2017 - Spring:
Summited 27th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as High Altitude Worker

2. Most number (9) of Everest summits by any woman:

Nepali woman climber Lhakpa Sherpa (45) summited Everest for the 9th time today in the morning at 5:40am from North Side, thus breaking her own record. She is the first and only woman climber to have reached the world's highest point 9 times. She summited Everest for the first time in 2000 followed by 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Lhakpa Sherpa

Lhakpa Sherpa [Photo Courtesy: espn.com]

Her Everest Expeditions:

2000 - Spring:
Summited 18th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2001 - Spring:
Summited 23rd May, via N Col - N Ridge as expedition leader

2003 - Spring:
Summited 22nd May, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

2004 - Spring:
Summited 20th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as expedition leader

2005 - Spring:
Summited 2nd June, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

2006 - Spring:
Summited 11th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

2016 - Spring:
Summited 20th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

2017 - Spring:
Summited 13th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

2018 - Spring:
Summited 16th May, via N Col - NE Ridge as climber

3. Most number (13) of Everest summit by any Briton:

British climber Kenton Cool (44) summited Everest for the 13th time today in the morning around 8:00am from south Side, thus breaking his own record. He is the first and only British climber to have reached the world's highest point 13 times. He summited Everest for the first time in 2004 followed by 2005, 2006, 2007 (2 times), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018.

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool [Photo Courtesy: Kenton Cool]

His Everest Expeditions:

2004 - Spring:
Summited 15th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2005 - Spring:
Summited 31st May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2006 - Spring:
Summited 17th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2007 - Spring:
Summited 17th May and 24th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2008 - Spring:
Summited 24th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2009 - Spring:
Summited 21st May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2010 - Spring:
Summited 17th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2011 - Spring:
Summited 6th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2012 - Spring:
Summited 25th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2013 - Spring:
Summited 19th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2016 - Spring:
Summited 12th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

2018 - Spring:
Summited 16th May, via S Col - SE Ridge as expedition leader

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