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.
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Before leaving for the mountain last month, he told the Associated Press he wanted to scale Everest at least 25 times.
Meanwhile, Lhakpa Sherpa also reached the summit Wednesday, marking her ninth trip up the mountain. Ani Lhakpa Sherpa summited from the North and the 44-year-old has now set a new female record, beating the record she set a year ago.
He made his first ascent of the Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old.
A Sherpa guide has been missing on Everest's southern side in Nepal since Monday, said Mingma of Seven Summits. In her early days, she would help climbers by cooking form them and worked as a porter before she trained as a climber.
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Apa, a 58-year-old guide who uses only one name, retired in 2011 and moved to Utah.
Sherpa climbed the Everest for the 21st time in 2017.
She joined her first Everest expedition in 2000.
Sherpa is a single mom to three kids and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where she works as a dishwasher at the local Whole Foods.
The climbing season for runs from March through May and hundreds of climbers are now on Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.
Hundreds of climbers are on Everest attempting to reach the summit during the narrow window of good weather in May.