The Himalayan Times reported that Sherpa reached the summit for her 10th time at 6:30 a.m. on May 12, 2022. According to that report, on this climb she followed the route taken by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary who first scaled Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. “I had trekked to the base camp all the way from Dolakha and Ramechhap via Salleri, the route which was used by the legendary climbers,” she told The Himalayan Times.

Lhakpa Sherpa not only climbs Mount Everest, but also leads climbs in New England and elsewhere in the world through her company, Cloudscape Climbing.

In February, before setting off for Mount. Everest, she posted on her Facebook page that she plans to climb K2 next, “to show the younger generations that women can do it.”

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Nepalese Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, broke his record for the most climbs of Mount Everest, reaching the summit for the 26th tie last Saturday. According to the AP, “Rita led a group of Sherpa climbers who fixed ropes along the route so that hundreds of other climbers and guides can make their way to the top of the mountain later this month.”

Lhakpa Sherpa of West Hartford, who holds the world record for the most summits of Mount Everest by a woman, speaks to the crowd at the Malta House of Care ‘Celebrating Wonder Women’ event in April 2019. Photo credit: Ronni Newton ( file photo)

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