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Kami Rita Sherpa Climbs Everest Twice in a Week with 24th Summit

Kami Rita Sherpa climbed the world’s highest peak twice in one week to beat his own summit record of 23 with his 24th ascent of Everest and his 36th of a peak over 8,000 metres, including K2.

Rita Sherpa, 49, is a leading guide with Seven Summit Treks and was part of the eight-person team who fixed ropes to the summit last week. He first climbed Everest when he was 24. There are hundreds of climbers making their way towards the top this week. On Tuesday, over 120 people will attempt to reach the summit, nearly 300 on Wednesday and over 170 on Thursday.

The jet stream over Everest is creating unstable winds and cold temps. Mike Hammil’s Climbing The Seven Summits said on social media, “A quick update for you to let you know that the team at the South Col are going to hold there for the day due to high winds. They will continue to rest and let the winds die down a little and commence their bid tomorrow.”

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It looks like the winds still may be higher than some guide prefer. Mike Hammil’s Climbing The Seven Summits (CTTS) home team said they are at the a windy South Col:

A quick update for you to let you know that the team at the South Col are going to hold there for the day due to high winds. They will continue to rest and let the winds die down a little and commence their bid tomorrow.