Nepalese Lhakpa Sherpa extends his world record by summit on Everest for the tenth time

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Nepalese Lhakpa Sherpa extends his world record by summit on Everest for the tenth time

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Lhakpa Sherpa summit Everest for the tenth time. Photo Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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The Nepalese climber Lhakpa Sherpas22 years after his first conquest, crowned this Thursday for the tenth time Mount Everest, so stretching his world record as the woman who on more occasions was crowned the highest peak in the world.

As his last name indicates, which for many years has been used as a type of denomination of origin for the local ethnic group, he was born in the Himalayan country in 1973. About 6:30 (local time) and at the age at 48, he reached the top, as confirmed to EFE news agency Mingma Sherpa, general director of Seven Summit Treks, the largest operator of expeditions in Nepal.

Lhakpa began his career as a climber performing the role of a porter, a job his countrymen have been doing for decades. He stepped on Everest for the first time in 2000, when he was 26 years old..

Along with this, about 150 mountaineers were crowned Everest on Thursday, the official assigned to the base camp who serves as liaison with the local government, Khim Lal Gautam, told EFE.

The first expedition consisting of blacks reached the top

This year is a spring season that will end this May and has been used by some climbers to reach new records or even send a message of hope to minorities.

These include an expedition made up entirely of black climbers, mostly Americans, that summit on Everest on Thursday to champion the need for more diversity and inclusion in outdoor sports.

“This is the first expedition consisting of a group of black climbers”The director of the Shangrila expedition company, Jeevan Ghimire, told EFE.

The Department of Tourism issued 316 climbing permits this season, down from those registered last year (408), when the country broke its record for concessions amid a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Nepal is home to eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world, including Everest, and the money spent by foreign climbers provides a huge source of income for its economy.

We Rita Sherpa summited 26 times.  Photo Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

We Rita Sherpa summited 26 times. Photo Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

the record man

As part of the team tasked with preparing the ground for foreign climbers by fixing ropes, the Nepalese We’re Rita Sherpa achieved a new achievement, by managing to climb five days ago for the twenty-sixth time the highest mountain in the world.

Rita Sherpa broke herself like this recordas a preview of a full series of records called to be complete in the coming weeks, including perhaps a new attempt by this mountaineer to crown Everest with one of his clients as a guide.

In the days to come, 70-year-old veteran French mountaineer Marc Batard aspires to be the oldest person to reach the summit of Everest without using supplemental oxygen.

Marc Batard, mountaineering legend

Marc Batard, mountaineering legend

A goal he plans to meet while crossing a safer alternative route to the traditional route that avoids going through the dangerous Khumbu icefall, the Frenchman told EFE recently, a critical point on Everest that records many accidents each year. .

But this path will certainly be different from the former descending from the top of the Australian Ken Hutthoping to be the oldest person, at age 62, to paraglide down the mountain alone.

“Everyone helped raise funds to eradicate polio once and for all,” Hutt said on his Facebook page.

Before him, only Frenchman Jean-Marc Boivin, in 1988, and the duo formed by Sanobabu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tshiri Sherpa, in 2011, completed this aerial descent.

With information from EFE

Source: Clarin

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