Kathmandu: Nepali veteran Sherpa guide Kamirita Sherpa has scaled Mt Everest for the record 25th time on Friday evening.
Mira Acharya, Director at the Department of Tourism told Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) from Everest Base Camp about the record summit.
Acharya also shared that the team of 12 Icefall Doctors led by Kamirita Sherpa reached the top of the highest mountain in the world.
She said that a successful ascent of the 8,848.86 meters mountain by Kamirita and his rope-fixing team has given a positive message that mountaineering in Nepal was safe in such distressful time due to Covid-19.
Those in the rope-fixing team who climbed Sagarmatha along with Kamirita are Tenzing Sherpa, Mingma Tenzing Sherpa, Mingma Dorje Sherpa, Furtenzi Sherpa, Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa, Phurba Tshering Sherpa, Tsheten Dorje Sherpa and Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa and Phurba Kusnga Sherpa.
With the rope-fixing team paving their path from the base camp to the summit of Everest, climbers acclimatizing in various camps of the Everest and waiting for the fair-weather window for a summit bid, have got the door to summit open, added Acharya.
Acharya congratulated Kamirita and his team and informed about the first summit of Everest for this spring season. The government had halted all the mountaineering and other adventurous activities the last spring due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
With the rope-fixing team paving their path from the base camp to the summit of Everest, climbers acclimatizing in various camps of the Everest and waiting for the fair-weather window for a summit bid have got the door to summit open.
This year, the government permitted mountaineering provided the aspiring climbers produce their PCR test reports which show that they had not contracted Covid-19.
The government also put in place a mechanism to oversee that the aspiring mountaineers adhere to health safety protocols against coronavirus infection.
This year, the Department has issued expedition permit for 408 climbers (93 female and 315 male) from 43 groups which has fetched over Rs 660 million in royalties for the government of Nepal, the Department said.