Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records

Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records

According to Sherpa, she wants to climb Mt Everest for at least 10 times.

Lakpa Sherpa, 44, the world's most successful female Everest climber, also made her ninth climb to the top of the mountain on Wednesday - breaking her own record set past year.

With the ascent of 8,848-meter high Qomolangma, 48-year-old Sherpa has set a new record by climbing the world's highest peak for maximum times. One of his ascents was made from the Chinese side in 2016.

Lhakpa stood at the top of Everest early on Wednesday too.

Nepalese mountaineer Lhakpa Sherpa prepares to leave for an expedition to Everest in Kathmandu on April 18, 2018.

Drama on the the highest slopes of Everest this morning where, during a summit bid on the Tibetan side of the mountain, a group of mountaineers belonging to the Alpenglow expedition led by America's Adrian Ballinger encountered serious issues with their supplementary oxygen regulators.

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She first climbed Everest from South Col in 2000 and since has climbed from the North Col eight times. She now lives in the U.S. and works at a departmental store.

She moved to the United States 16 years ago and says she plans to continue climbing, while keeping her job in the supermarket. He said he wants to do this not to break records or set new ones but because of his passion and zeal to climb the Everest.

Foreigners must pay $11,000 for a permit but cut-price climbing outfits skimping on basic safety requirements have flourished in recent years, luring amateurs to the challenge.

Born in Solukhumbu district that is home to Mt. Everest, Kami started his career in mountaineering as a porter in 1992.

Mr Kami Rita Sherpa, a professional guide, and Ms Lhakpa Sherpa, who works in a supermarket in CT, reached the summit from opposite sides of the 8,848m mountain.

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