KAMI Rita Sherpa - one of Nepal's most famous climbers - has been honoured in his homeland after breaking his own record by climbing Mount Everest for the 30th time.

Kami Rita Sherpa honoured after reaching Everest summit for record 30th time

KAMI Rita Sherpa – one of Nepal’s most famous climbers – has been honoured in his homeland after breaking his own record by climbing Mount Everest for the 30th time.

The 54-year-old mountain guide reached the 8,849 metre peak for the new record after marking his 29th ascent only 10 days earlier.

After descending the southeast ridge – the most popular route on the world’s tallest mountain – Kami Rita was greeted with street parties and traditional Himalayan gifts.

Kami Rita Sherpa

“I am incredibly grateful to be back in Kathmandu after my historic 30th summit to the top of the world,” Kami Rita said.

“This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support and encouragement of so many amazing people in my life.

“To my family, friends, and colleagues, thank you for your heartfelt welcome back home. Your constant belief in me has been my greatest strength throughout this journey.

“Special thanks to Yambu Thamichhowa Kiduk, Tashi Lakpa Sherpa,Mingma Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, and the entire team at 14 Peaks Expedition and Seven Summit Treks. Your warm welcome and support mean the world to me.”

His 30th ascent also marked Kami Rita’s 30th year of climbing, and his first Everest expedition in 1994.

READ MORE: The men who reached the top of the world


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