KATHMANDU, Nepal — After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
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By Binaj Gurubacharya The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday.
Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak.
Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were reported to be safe, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a Nepalese government official at the mountain’s base camp.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting the record for most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, officials said.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the “Hillary Step” is intact, disputing a British climber’s claim the feature had collapsed.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A convenience store worker from Connecticut scaled Mount Everest on Friday for a seventh time, breaking her own record as the most successful female climber of the world’s highest peak, expedition organizers said.