Nepali sherpa scales Mt Everest for record 26th time

STORY: This Nepali sherpa has scaled Mount Everest 26 times

Kami Rita Sherpa beat his own record he set a year ago

His latest climb of the 29,031 ft mountain was on May 7

Everest has been climbed 10,657 times

since it was first scaled in 1953

The Nepal government came under fire in 2019

after several climbers died amid overcrowding

316 permits were issued during this year's peak season

compared with 408 last year, the highest ever

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