Rita says he wants to climb the mountain one more time [File: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters]
A Nepalese Sherpa climber, Kami Rita, has scaled the Mount Everest for a 24th time, the second such feat in just a week after breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak.
The 49-year-old, who is a native of Thame village located in the shadow of Mount Everest, reached the 8,848-metre peak via the Southeast Ridge route on Tuesday, tourism department official Mira Acharya said.
Acharya said Rita, who goes by his first name Kami, said he wanted to climb the mountain one more time.
“I am still strong and want to climb Sagarmatha 25 times,” Kami had told Reuters news agency before leaving for