A Nepali mountaineer has broken the world record for the highest number Mount Everest summits after he climbed for the 27th time. The record was previously set by Kami Rita Sherpa, who has expressed his desire to climb the summit for the 28th time to reclaim the title.
Two Summits This Summer
Pasang Dawa Sherpa, the 46-year-old, was able to summit the 8,848.86 meters high peak, two times this summer. He first summited the mountain back in 1998 when he was just 22 years old. Mr Kami Rita Sherpa, the previous record holder, vowed to climb the mountain for the 28th time to reclaim the throne but he said he is waiting for the right moment.
Everest Ice Is Melting Rapidly
On his return, Pasang Dawa Sherpa expressed concerns about rapidly melting glaciers near Mount Everest. He said now can notice more and more rock which was very rare a decade ago. Scientists have warned that the glaciers in the region are melting 0 times faster than they formed.