Meet Kami Rita Sherpa, who is on his way to create history by scaling Everest 22 times

Dream Wanderlust | Apr 14 , 2018


A Nepali Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa (48) is hoping to make history by climbing Everest 22 times. This year Kami Rita is again going back to Everest. He will be the first and only person in the world to reach the top of the world 22 separate times if he reaches the summit. He along with Apa Sherpa (58) and Phurba Tashi Sherpa (47) summitted Chomolunga (as Everest is known to Sherpas) 21 times. 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. He has also climbed many of the region's other high peaks, including K2, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.

Kami Rita participated in 21 expeditions till date. He took part as a High Altitude Worker in most of the expeditions. He climbed as a member of a Nepali Expedition on Everest except for 1997. Among those 21 expeditions, 18 were successful. He made double ascent 3 times (2009, 2010 and 2013), first as a member of a rope fixing team and then as a High Altitude Worker of the expedition team. All of his ascents were in spring season. Moreover he has completed most of his summits via S Col - SE Ridge, except in 2016, he made it via N Col - NE Ridge.

Kami Rita Sherpa

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

Photo Courtesy: Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press

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