According to the news of the Kathmandu Post, the organizer of the climb, Imagine Nepal Treks, reported that 46-year-old Dawa reached the summit this morning with a Hungarian mountaineer she guided.
Dawa ascends the world’s highest peak for the 26th time, breaking the record held by Rita, who had previously made the same number of successful ascents.
The 53-year-old sherpa, Rita, broke her own record once again, reaching the summit for the 26th time last year. Rita plans to climb to the top this season as well.
Spring climbing on Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters, started with a delay this year due to the fact that three Nepali mountain guides, who were preparing the route on the summit route, fell into a deep ice crack in April, and search and rescue teams could not reach the mountaineers.
New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepali mountain guide Tenzing Norgay made the first summit of Everest in 1953.
Nepal’s government has granted permission to 470 climbers to summit the summit this year, marking the 70th anniversary of the first ascent.
Nepali mountain guides accompany the mountaineers on their challenging summit journey.
The Himalayan Indians living between Nepal and Tibet are called “sherpas”. The word is used to mean “guide” in Western languages, as the sherpas, who know the mountainous geography they live in and are familiar with the harsh conditions, guide foreign mountaineers who come to the region.