Kami Rita Sherpa celebrates setting a new world record for climbing Mount Everest. Photo: EPA

24 Everest summits and still going strong: record-breaking Nepalese mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa vows to keep climbing

  • Kami Rita Sherpa has been to the summit of the world’s highest mountain more times than anyone else on Earth
  • And the 49-year-old, who claims an unblemished safety record, has no plans to stop taking clients to the top any time soon
Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering

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Kami Rita Sherpa celebrates setting a new world record for climbing Mount Everest. Photo: EPA
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A traffic jam of climbers on the Hillary Step of Everest. Photo: AFP

Climbing Everest: an expensive way to live and die

  • Climbers who have paid up to US$45,000 to summit Everest are often determined to succeed or die trying.
  • When they fail, it can cost even more to retrieve their bodies
Topic |   Expeditions and adventures

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A traffic jam of climbers on the Hillary Step of Everest. Photo: AFP
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