- Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã, who also goes by Céline Nha Nguyen, reached the summit of Mount Everest on Monday, becoming the first Vietnamese woman to do so.
- A representative from Seven Summit Treks congratulated Nguyen and described her achievement as monumental for the Vietnamese climbing community.
- Nguyen, who works as a lawyer in Hồ Chí Minh City, is determined to complete the Seven Summits, which refers to the seven highest mountains in the world.
- She has now completed two of the seven summits including Vinson Massif in January, which is the highest peak in Antarctica at 4,892 meters (16,049 feet).
- Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet).
A lawyer from Hồ Chí Minh City is the first Vietnamese woman to reach the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
Manager of mountaineering company Seven Summit Treks, Thaneswar Guragai, confirmed that Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã, who also goes by Céline Nha Nguyen, successfully summited Mount Everest at 3:30 a.m. on Monday. Nguyen was praised by a representative from the company who pointed out that her achievement marked a monumental milestone for the Vietnamese climbing community.
- Nepalese Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 52, successfully reached the 29,032-foot summit of Mount Everest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, marking the 26th time he scaled the world’s tallest mountain.
- Sherpas are an ethnic group who live at high altitudes. The term is also used to refer to the trek guides themselves.
- During the trip, Rita led 10 other Sherpa guides who attached ropes along the route to help other climbers and guides who are set to climb the mountain later this month.
- Rita, who first reached the Mount Everest summit in 1994, has also scaled other peaks among the world’s highest, such as K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.
Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita, 52, broke his own record for the most climbs to the top of Mount Everest after successfully reaching the summit of the world’s tallest mountain for the 26th time.
On Saturday, the veteran Sherpa guide safely scaled the 29,032-foot summit while leading a group of Sherpa climbers.
A Nepalese man who broke records for climbing Mount Everest 10 times without an oxygen mask has died at the age of 72.
Major loss: Ang Rita Sherpa passed away in his home in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Monday after a long battle against liver and brain ailments, his grandson, Phurba Tshering, told Reuters.