Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Two Nepalese Sherpas break world records with Mount Everest climb

Everest oxygen failure accidents avoided Summiting Sherpas Set Pair of Mount Everest Records
Pablo Mccormick | 17 May, 2018, 02:27

He plans to summit the mountain at least three more times - meaning he'll set three more records.

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Although Sherpa was scheduled to climb the world's tallest peak on Thursday, he achieved the feat a day before, surprising all his mountaineering colleagues and officials.

The problems occurred during what is being described as the third "summit wave" of climbers pushing towards the summit in this pre-monsoon season, after the ropes were fixed from both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

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Alpenglow Expeditions said in a statement: "Multiple teams using the same device have experienced similar oxygen system failures". In case there was any doubt about her physical strength, she climbed Everest once when she was two months pregnant, and once only 8 months after having a baby. "But I am not overexcited as it is a part of my professional job", Kami shared with Xinhua before leaving Kathmandu for expedition. He first climbed Mt. Everest in 1994. She lives most of the year in the US state of CT and has a son and two daughters.

Kami is a professionally trained Sherpa while Lhakpa is a housewife and avid climber. Phurba Tashi, 47, retired from high-altitude climbing in 2013 but still works at Everest's Base Camp helping organize expeditions.

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"He has set the world record", said Mingma Sherpa, chairman of the Seven Summit Treks company that employs Kami.

Born in Solukhumbu district that is home to Mt. Everest, Kami started his career in mountaineering as a porter in 1992.

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This year, her climb was sponsored by the outfitter Black Diamond, who provided gear and monetary support.

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