Bad dream stopped Everest guide from the 26th climb

Kathmandu, Nepal — A record-holding Sherpa mountaineer has stopped trying to scale Mount Everest 26 times due to a bad dream, but plans to try again next year.

Kami Rita reached the 25th record-breaking summit of the world earlier this month, but recent climbs have stopped prematurely.

“I was trying (26th time) and reached Camp 3, but the weather was bad and I had a really bad dream,” Rita said when helicoptered back to Kathmandu from the mountains on Tuesday. Told.

“The gods were telling me not to go, and I really believe in God, so I decided to go back,” he said, but didn’t elaborate on his dreams. ..

The Sherpa believe that Everest is a goddess and perform religious rituals before stepping into the mountains to climb.

Rita said she would definitely come back next year and try to expand her 26th peak.

His wife, a few friends, and government officials greeted him at Kathmandu Airport, but there was no festive parade like before because the capital was blocked due to a coronavirus surge.

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Veteran Sherpa guide Camilita (C), who returned from the mountain by helicopter, arrived at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 25, 2021. (BikramRai / AP Photos)

Rita and 11 other Sherpa guides arrived at the summit on May 7 and secured the ropes to allow hundreds of other climbers to go up the ice route.

Rita did not comment on Everest’s current viral status after saying that Austria’s prominent jewelery had infected at least 100 climbers and mountain support staff over the weekend.

Nepalese mountaineering officials have denied that there was a lively incident at the base camp to climb the Himalayas in Nepal.

The outbreak is clear, as foreign guide Lucas Frutenbach stopped the Everest expedition due to fear of the virus and was able to see a sick person in a base camp and hear him cough in a tent. Said.

Everest climbing permits have been issued to a total of 408 foreign climbers this season with the help of hundreds of Sherpas and support staff stationed at the base camp since April.

Rita, 51, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been traveling almost every year ever since. He is one of many Sherpa guides with the expertise and skills essential to the safety and success of foreign climbers heading to Nepal each year seeking to stand on the top of a mountain of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet). ..

His father was one of the first Sherpa guides, and Rita followed in his footsteps, followed by several. In addition to reaching the top of Everest 25 times, Rita scaled some of the world’s highest peaks, including K-2, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.

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