When Pasang Dawa Sherpa reached the peak of Mount Everest for the 26th time, he tied the record for most ascents.
Sherpa guide Pasang Dawa Sherpa has matched the record for the most ascents of Mount Everest, reaching the summit for the 26th time. Accompanied by a Hungarian climber, he successfully completed the climb on Sunday morning. Sherpa guides have been fixing ropes and creating paths for the upcoming wave of climbers who will attempt to scale the peak in the following weeks. Pasang Dawa Sherpa has been making regular trips to Everest since his first successful ascent in 1998. Previously, the record was held by Kami Rita, another experienced mountain guide, who is expected to make another climb later this month. This year’s climbing season experienced a slight delay due to a crevasse accident in April, and the route to the summit has now opened for the approximately 470 climbers who have been issued permits.