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Sherpa From West Hartford Scales Mount Everest For Record Ninth Time

Sherpa From West Hartford Scales Mount Everest For Record Ninth Time

A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world's highest mountain, while a female Sherpa from West Hartford made it to the summit for the ninth time, shattering her own record for the most climbs by a woman.

Kami Rita reached the summit on Wednesday morning with a team of foreign climbers and a fellow Sherpa guide and was already safely descending to a lower camp by the afternoon, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a government official stationed at the base camp.

From the Chinese side of the mountain, Lhakpa Sherpa, 44, of West Hartford, also reached the summit Wednesday for a record ninth time, setting...

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