Mon, 29 May 2023

KATHMANDU, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Nepali climbing guide Pasang Dawa Sherpa scaled Mt. Qomolangma for the 26th time on Sunday morning, tying the world record set by another guide.

Pasang, two other guides and three climbers reached the summit of the world's highest peak at 9:06 local time in an expedition organized by Imagine Nepal Trek and Expeditions.

"Pasang Dawa Sherpa summited Mt. Qomolangma for the 26th time on Sunday, matching the record of another Sherpa guide Kami Rita Sherpa," Khim Lal Gautam, a liaison officer from Nepal's Department of Tourism, told Xinhua from the base camp.

"As Kami Rita Sherpa is also in line to ascent the peak, the record, however, might not last long," added Gautam.

Kami Rita Sherpa set his record in early May last year.

Pasang first ascended the 8848.86-meter-high Mt. Qomolangma in 1998, and he conquered the mountain that straddles Nepal and China twice in one year for many times, including in 2022.

A nine-member rope fixing team from Imagine Nepal Trek and Expeditions summited Mt. Qomolangma on Saturday afternoon.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first ascent of the peak, and 467 climbers from 65 countries and regions have received the permits to ascend it during the spring climbing season, a record high from the Nepal side.

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