Rita, known as the ‘Everest Man’, has previously said he was “just working” and did not plan on setting records. “I am glad for the record, but records are eventually broken,” he told AFP after his 29th climb. “I am more happy my climbs help Nepal be recognised in the world.” But celebrations were overshadowed after a Romanian was confirmed dead, and a British climber and Nepali guide were reported missing – the latest casualties highlighting the risks of the sport. 

Source: Times of India/TOI

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