Nepali scales Everest record 24 times – with one more to go

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Kami Rita Sherpa reaches summit for 24th time and aims to do it again before retiring

A Nepali Sherpa has reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 24 times with his second ascent in only a week, and he has set his sights on one more climb before he retires.

Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, reached the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) summit by the traditional south-east ridge route, Mira Acharya, an official in the tourism department, said.

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Written by Reuters in Kathmandu
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