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Guide claims 22nd Everest climb

World | May 16, 2018 16:05
A veteran Sherpa guide has scaled Mount Everest for the 22nd time, setting the record for most climbs of the world's highest mountain.
A government official at the base camp, Gyanendra Shrestha, says Kami Rita reached the summit today and is safely descending.
The 48-year-old was among the three men who have tied the previous record of 21 successful ascents of the 8,850-meter peak.
Shrestha says dozens of climbers are expected to scale the top today, taking advantage of the good weather on the mountain.
The route to the summit was opened up earlier this week.
More than 340 foreign climbers along with several of their local guides are attempting to climb Everest this month.-AP



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