A Nepali Sherpa guide has achieved a record 26th ascent of Mount Everest, according to hiking officials. Pasang Dawa Sherpa, 46, climbed to the summit at an altitude of 8,849 meters alongside a Hungarian client. The feat places him in joint-first place with another Sherpa, Kami Rita. Naira Kiani, a Pakistani woman, was reportedly the first foreign climber to reach the summit this year. Nepal has issued 467 permits to foreign climbers to attempt Everest this year. Around 320 people have died attempting Everest, according to the Himalayan database and Nepali authorities.
Second person in history scales Mount Everest 26 times, a Nepalese Sherpa
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