A veteran Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 28 times, breaking his own record.
According to Seven Summits Treks, Kami Rita reached summit on Tuesday at 9.20am local.
It was a day later that fellow Sherpa Pasang Dawa equalled his 27 summit trips.
Both guides are competing for the title of having climbed the highest peak in the world the most.
On 14 May, Mr Dawa climbed the peak for the first time in the race to the title. He matched Mr Rita’s record.
Three days later, Mr Rita returned to the mountain and climbed it for the 27th consecutive time.
Mr Rita has been climbing Mount Everest since 1994, and almost every year he makes the trip.
Mr Rita, in addition to climbing Everest, has also climbed K2, Cho Oyu Manaslu, and Lhotse.
Both Sherpa guides, who were helping clients climb the snowy peaks during the spring climbing season.
Sherpa guides are essential to keeping foreign climbers who want to reach the top of a mountain safe.
The Nepalese authorities issued 480 permits for foreign climbers to scale Mount Everest this month. This is the highest number ever.
AP News reports that 10 people have already died in this year’s spring climbing.
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Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the Himalayan Mountains on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
The mountain’s other names include Chomolungma (which means “Mother Goddess of the World”) and Sagarmatha (“Goddess in the Sky”).
Mount Everest is a difficult climb due to the snow, ice, and weather conditions.
Most climbers may use oxygen bottles because they aren’t used to the high altitudes or low oxygen levels.
National Geographic claims that this is the reason why the area on Everest above 8,000m is known as the “death zones”.