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    Sherpa sets a new record by climbing Mount Everest 26 times

    According to a government official, a Nepali sherpa conquered Mount Everest for the 26th time, breaking his own prior record set last year. Kami Rita Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time, breaking his own world record. On Saturday, a 52-year-old Nepalese guide reached the summit while escorting 10 other Sherpas up the 8,849-meter peak using the southeast ridge path. It gives Kami Rita enormous pride, both for his country and for his family. In the 1950s, when Nepal first opened up to outsiders, his father was one of the first professional Sherpa guides to Western climbers. His brother is also a Sherpa, having reached the summit of…