May 26th, 2023,
2023 had merely begun, and history had already been created at the top of the world- Mt Everest. According to recent statistics, almost 500 people have successfully summited Everest in the spring season of 2023. Amongst these numbers, few summiteers have turned around the heads of millions with their extraordinary abilities.
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Mr. Hari, Budha Magar is the first double amputee to climb Mt Everest. He served as a veteran in the British Army for 15 years and always dreamt of conquering the highest peak in the world. In 2010, during a mission in Afghanistan, a bomb explosion left him with above-the-knee amputations on both of his legs.
However, this did not stop him from accomplishing his dream of summiting Mt Everest. After rigorous training, Magar joined the team led by Krishna Thapa and went on to conquer Mt Everest. On May 19, 2023, with full determination and courage, Magar made history by being the first double amputee to summit Mt Everest. Recently, he was also acknowledged by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to congratulate on his fantastic attempt.
Additionally, another climber who has made the Nepalese proud is Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa. He is a famous Nepalese climber who is the Guinness World Record Holder for the person who has climbed Everest the most times. Sherpa first climbed Mt Everest in 1994 at the young age of 24. After the successful climb, his climbing career boomed, and he scaled numerous other peaks.
On May 23, 2023, he made a new record for being the only person to climb Mt Everest for the 28th time.
His climbing career has not been limited to Everest alone. Kami Rita has also summited other notable peaks, including K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. He is highly regarded for his mountaineering skills and experience in the Himalayas.
Last but not least is Nima Rinji Sherpa. The 17-year-old climber created history by climbing Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in 24 hours. Sherpa is a resident of Sangkhuwasabha District and has established two world records. First, he was titled as the youngest person to conquer Lhotse, and then recently, he was also recorded with the title of the youngest climber to summit Lhotse and Mt Everest at the same time.