Skip to comments.Sherpa to climb Mount Everest for a record 22nd time
Posted on 04/01/2018 10:05:00 AM PDT by Eddie01
A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record-breaking 22nd time next month, during the busy climbing season that each year sees hundreds of climbers reach the top of the world.
But to Kami Rita Sherpa, who has worked as a guide on Everest for over two decades, climbing to 8,848 metres is a job, not a record-shattering feat.
"I did not start climbing to set a world record. But in the course of my work in the guiding industry, this is going to be my 22nd ascent. It wasn't for any competition," Kami Rita told the AFP news agency in Kathmandu before setting out for the mountain.
When 48-year-old Kami Rita first summited Everest in 1994, he was one of just 49 climbers to reach the peak.
"I am not extremely happy, excited or very sad no matter how many times I climb. There are many Sherpas who have held world records, I am just starting."
(Excerpt) Read more at afp.com ...
$20k to $80k. Nice bit of change in that part of the world.
When asked whether he liked his job, his response was: “It has it’s ups and downs.”
I always wondered why the Sherpas never get counted for climbing Everest. The recent and unlamented presidential candidate wasn’t named Tenzing Norgay Clinton, after all.
I drove up Mt. Greylock a couple times. Not for the faint of heart.
probably something you really don’t want to do on the cheap
It cost my climbing party 750,000. Only 3 of us made it to the summit. Look at the picture above of the 3 guys in Red. Thats me on the left.
I’m on the far right, frozen solid under the pile.
They didn’t want me to wreck the picture.
That was you? We thought it was a Sherpa trying to defrost his Diet Coke!
Thats me in the middle! We know each other!
That's quite an achievement - now do it 21 more times!
I only paid the 20k so... I wound up coming down on the dead sled down after being “fitted”.
Did you know the sherpas carry chainsaws?
“Plenty of sunshine. Come back with really tan cheeks and nose tip.”
I spent several days climbing on Rainer. I sunburned the roof of my mouth from the reflection off of the snow. Didn’t realize I was panting so much.
I almost made it to Fox Creek pass in the Tetons once. Got a raging headache.
When asked why he does it, he replied “Because it’s there.”
How about Mt. Sugarloaf? Terrifying!
I am the one on the far right wearing the yellow hat.
#6 Mt. Greylock is about 26,000 feet lower then Mt Everest : )
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