A Sherpa guide from Nepal has climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time, becoming only the second person in the world to achieve the feat
New Delhi, May 14
A Nepali Sherpa guide who has climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time has become becoming only the second person in the world to accomplish the feat, a news report has said,
News agency Reuters reported that Pasang Dawa Sherpa, also known as Pa Dawa, scaled Mount Everest on Sunday for the 26th time.
The agency quoted an official saying that the 46-year-old reached Everest’s summit with a Hungarian climber.
According to the Himalayan Database – which keeps track of mountaineering records in Nepal’s Himalayas, Pa Dawa had climbed the peak 25 times before. Dawa has made the trip almost every year.
Earlier, fellow mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa, gas climbed the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) mountain 26 times.
Kami Rita is currently leading a US team up the mountain and aims to break his own record by climbing Everest for the 27th time. That means Pasang Dawa’s record could be broken in the next few days, the news agency said.
Sherpas, who mostly use their first names, are known for their climbing skills and make a living mainly by guiding foreign clients in the mountains.
“This year’s climbing was slightly delayed after three Sherpa climbers fell into a deep crevasse on a treacherous section of the mountain in April. Rescuers have not been able to find them,” the report said.