94 climbers scale Mt Everest on Wednesday

Kami Rita has climbed the summit of the world's highest peak more than anyone else

Except Lhakpa, no other woman in the world has scaled the peak so many times till date.

The 48-year-old Sherpa successfully reached the 8,848-metre high peak on Wednesday morning, breaking the previous record of 21 climbs jointly held by fellow Nepalis Appa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa.

BC-AS-Nepal-Everest Record, 5th Ld-Writethru, 4952 Sherpa guides scales Everest setting new recordsAP Photo NER101, EVE101, XNS106, XNS102, XNS103, XNS101, XNS105Eds: Updates with double amputee Chinese climber arriving in Kathmandu. He plans to summit the mountain at least three more times - meaning he'll set three more records. She was making her way down to the advanced base camp, he said.

A guide for more than two decades, he broke the previous record of 21 summits that he shared with two other Sherpas.

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He made his first ascent of the Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old.

The next most accomplished female Everest climber is American Melissa Sue Arnot, who has reached the top six times.

"He has set the world record", said Mingma Sherpa, chairman of the Seven Summit Treks company that employs Kami.

A year ago seven people lost their lives on the world's highest peak, while 449 summited from the Nepal side and at least another 120 made it to the top from the north side in Tibet.

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Meanwhile, a 69-year-old double amputee climber from China flew on a helicopter from Everest to Kathmandu on Wednesday, two days after climbing the mountain.

Dozens of climbers are expected to reach the summit on Wednesday, taking advantage of the good weather on the mountain, according to Shrestha.

Summits are underway every day since May 13 after the eight rope-fixing team members opened the climbing route for all climbers.

Without having any formal training on mountain climbing, Lhakpa, who grew up with 11 siblings, first climbed Mt Everest from Nepal side in 2000.

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