Sunday, 19 August, 2018

First climbers of 2018 reach Mount Everest summit

Kami Rita Sherpa poses for Kami Rita Sherpa poses for
Faye Gross | 17 May, 2018, 00:34

Kathmandu: Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa on Wednesday set a new world record by scaling Mount Everest for the 22nd time.

Mr Kami Rita Sherpa, a professional guide, and Ms Lhakpa Sherpa, who works in a supermarket in CT, reached the summit from opposite sides of the 8,848m mountain yesterday.

According to Outside Magazine, Sherpa, 45, reached the summit of Everest at 5:40 a.m. on May 16 with the Seven Summits Club from the Chinese side.

Nepalese mountaineer Lhakpa Sherpa prepares to leave for an expedition to Everest in Kathmandu on April 18, 2018.

Kami Rita first scaled Everest at age 24, and has made the trip nearly every year since then.

"I did not start climbing to set a world record", he said last month, before setting out for the mountain.

A boom in climbers has made mountaineering a lucrative business since Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent in 1953.

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

From the Chinese side of the mountain, Lhakpa Sherpa, 44, also reached the summit Wednesday for a record ninth time, shattering the record for women she set previous year.

Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence
Open and has two other career PGA wins, with the most recent coming at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2011. His FedExCup rank was 95 in May 2018, and he had 318 FedExCup points and a 71.065 scoring average.


The 48-year-old reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit via the Southeast Ridge route, accompanied by 13 other climbers including his clients, Tourism Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base camp.

He completed the seven climbs in 177 days - nine days quicker than the previous record - after reaching the top of Everest on Monday.

The climbing season for runs from March through May and hundreds of climbers are now on Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

Shrestha said a total of 94 climbers reached the summit on Wednesday because of good weather conditions.

But climbing the mountain also has many risks.

On the Tibetan side, a team was forced to retreat from just below the summit when at least 11 of their bottled oxygen systems failed.

Climbers use supplementary oxygen to combat altitude sickness.

Lhakpa stood at the top of Everest early on Wednesday too.

Recommended

  • Microsoft Preps Rival to Apple's iPad

    Microsoft Preps Rival to Apple's iPad

    The new cheaper Surfaces could likewise appeal to students and teachers, and to schools that buy less-expensive devices in bulk. The current keyboard cover costs an extra United States dollars 160; the new keyboard will go for a bit lower.
    Fortnite's 4.2 Update Adds New Burst Rifle and Perk Recombobulator

    Fortnite's 4.2 Update Adds New Burst Rifle and Perk Recombobulator

    Like other Burst Assault Rifles, the Epic and Legendary variants use medium ammo and have the same damage fall-off ranges. The mode where one player could play as the supervillain Thanos in Battle Royale is no longer available as of Wednesday.
    Co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit on Chinese airline after window breaks

    Co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit on Chinese airline after window breaks

    Many devices were malfunctioned and the plane was jolting strongly. "The aircraft was shaking so hard I couldn't read the gauges". Captain Liu Chuanjian found himself in a turbulent struggle to maintain control of a plane full of 119 passengers.
  • Exciting launch offers announced for OnePlus 6

    Exciting launch offers announced for OnePlus 6

    We know that you all are dying to know in-depth information about it so without wasting any moment let's jump to the facts. For those who prefer to continue to using their wired headphones , the OnePlus 6 ships with a 3.5mm headphone jack .
    Lewis Hamilton spotted testing new tail lights in Barcelona

    Lewis Hamilton spotted testing new tail lights in Barcelona

    Lando Norris, who drove the Pirelli test McLaren on Tuesday but moved into the team's own auto for Wednesday, was fourth fastest. No sooner would the race begin to settle than Esteban Ocon's Force India came to a halt, prompting the Virtual Safety Car.
    PM, Putin to hold informal summit next week in Sochi

    PM, Putin to hold informal summit next week in Sochi

    The two leaders would also discuss their respective national developmental priorities and bilateral matters, the ministry added. There had been some differences over Pakistan and Afghanistan, but it had never threatened the relationship, as per sources.
  • Metro Exodus delayed, won't see light of day until Q1 2019

    Metro Exodus delayed, won't see light of day until Q1 2019

    The new setting makes for a much larger, open-world experience than 2010's " Metro 2033 " or 2013's " Metro: Last Light ". Hopefully, to keep up the excitement around the game, the developer would share timely details of the game's development.
    After impressive IPL stint, Buttler recalled by England for first Pakistan Test

    After impressive IPL stint, Buttler recalled by England for first Pakistan Test

    They were included in the England Test squad for the series against Pakistan and were asked to report by May 17 by the cricket board.
    68 pc turnout in WB panchayat repolls, voting more or less peaceful

    68 pc turnout in WB panchayat repolls, voting more or less peaceful

    The home ministry said the first report that the state had sent was "sketchy", PTI reported quoting unidentified officials. Sources are saying that the Trinamool Congress has already won 20,163 of the total 58,692 seats unopposed.
  • Nokia X6 now official: Snapdragon 636, dual cameras and more

    Nokia X6 now official: Snapdragon 636, dual cameras and more

    Even though the device comes with the notch display , it is expected to be priced under 2000 Yuan. 15,900) and 1,699 Yuan (~Rs. The 4 GB RAM variant comes in 32 and 64 GB internal storage options, whereas the 6 GB RAM variant comes with 64 GB of storage.
    NY  to sue OxyContin maker over opioid crisis

    NY to sue OxyContin maker over opioid crisis

    A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D.at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah. NY and other states announced a nationwide investigation last summer into major opioid manufacturers and distributors.
    Mahathir to continue as Malaysia PM for 1-2 years

    Mahathir to continue as Malaysia PM for 1-2 years

    His wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who heads Anwar's party, is now the new deputy prime minister. While in prison, he was reportedly beaten so bad that his shoulder sustained lasting injuries.

Who Murdered the Scandal-Plagued Pennsylvania Teacher Shot Dead in Her Driveway? Who Murdered the Scandal-Plagued Pennsylvania Teacher Shot Dead in Her Driveway? Mayor Dawn Walker spoke to local news outlets about the victim, saying that she was a kind person who did not wrong others. Authorities said that it is unclear whether the incident with the teenager had anything to do with her murder.

Confirmed Matches For Tonight's Episode Of WWE Raw Confirmed Matches For Tonight's Episode Of WWE Raw Finn Balor & Braun Strowman by Dolph Ziggler pinning Finn Balor after knocking Finn Balor off of the top rope. Angle tells Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel they will have a match tonight. - Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs.

Hart, Wilshere miss out as England announce squad for 2018 World Cup Hart, Wilshere miss out as England announce squad for 2018 World Cup Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore , Adam Lallana and fellow Burnley player James Tarkowski join Heaton among those on standby . Injuries meant their Reds teammates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez were unavailable for selection.

Cop Who Ducked Parkland Shooter Gets $8K Monthly Pension Cop Who Ducked Parkland Shooter Gets $8K Monthly Pension Despite Peterson's cowardly actions, his former employer has continued to support him, stating, "the allegations that Mr. Peterson was thrown under the bus by Sheriff Scott Israel, who said at the time that the deputy should have "went in".

David Moyes leaves West Ham as club refuse to extend contract David Moyes leaves West Ham as club refuse to extend contract Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, now with Hebei China Fortune, and outgoing Paris St-Germain coach Unai Emery have also been linked with the role.

Palestinian actors takeover Cannes to send the world a message Palestinian actors takeover Cannes to send the world a message Last year, during a roundtable conversation at the event, Stewart had reportedly said, "Things have to change immediately". It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him [to do].

Millions Of Facebook Users Had Data Exposed In Newly Discovered Leak Millions Of Facebook Users Had Data Exposed In Newly Discovered Leak Collins added that the Committee would be open to hearing evidence from Zuckerberg by video link if he is unable to travel to the UK.

Under construction flyover crash in Varanasi kills 25 Under construction flyover crash in Varanasi kills 25 The Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation Ltd is building the 2,261-metre bridge at a cost of Rs 129 crore, officials said. After the collapse , it came to light that security measures were grossly neglected in the construction of the flyover.

Michael Cohen Battles Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Over Published Banking Information Michael Cohen Battles Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Over Published Banking Information Under ethics rules, officials report the value of their assets and the amount of their income in broad ranges. President Trump listens during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office Wednesday.

Kaspersky Lab shifts customer data out of Russian Federation Kaspersky Lab shifts customer data out of Russian Federation Before that, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) advised the UK government against using Kaspersky products. That also includes a majority of its "software assembly line", essentially the code for every product and update.

Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup squad 'ready to play any team' Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup squad 'ready to play any team' The Midfielders includes: Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Trailer of Salman starrer Race 3 out Trailer of Salman starrer Race 3 out Snapped in the city last night, Salman Khan was seen visiting his Race 3 producer Ramesh Taurani at his office in Bandra. We all knew that it will be a stylish film which will have some insane action sequences.

Deadpool 2 tracking for $300+ million global opening weekend Deadpool 2 tracking for $300+ million global opening weekend That includes a stunning $200 million from its massive opening in China this weekend. It's next hurdle is Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $2.06 billion.

'EU paid Airbus $18bn in illegal subsidies' 'EU paid Airbus $18bn in illegal subsidies' This is proof of Boeing's cynical PR motives in bringing this case about in the first place. That figure includes the many subsidies that the WTO said were lawful.

Khloé Kardashian Explains How She Chose True As Her Daughter's Name Khloé Kardashian Explains How She Chose True As Her Daughter's Name Khloe and her boyfriend Tristan welcomed True on April 12, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Khloe is allegedly freezing her family out after cheating scandal.