May 14, 2023: Two accomplished climbers achieved remarkable feats on Mount Everest shortly after the rope-fixing team’s successful expedition. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa reported that Pasang Dawa Sherpa successfully scaled Mt Everest for the 26th time today. He mentioned, “Pasang Dawa and Marton Peter Price from Hungary reached the summit at 9:06 am.”

With this recent ascent, Pasang Dawa has now matched the world record previously held by Kami Rita Sherpa. Mingma Gyalje described Pasang Dawa as the hidden gem among Nepalese climbers, hailing from Pangboche, which is in close proximity to Everest. He grew up with Everest as a constant presence in his life. Today, he has achieved the summit of Mt Everest on 26 occasions.

Mingma Gyalje provided a detailed list of Pasang Dawa’s previous successful summits: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, twice in 2006, twice in 2007, 2008, 2009, twice in 2010, 2011, 2012, twice in 2013, 2016, 2017, twice in 2018, twice in 2019, and twice in 2022.

In another remarkable achievement, Naila Kiani, a Pakistani climber, became the first woman from Pakistan to conquer five peaks above 8,000 meters when she reached the summit of Mt Everest this morning. Prior to this, Naila had successfully scaled Annapurna, K2, GI, and GII. “Naila and Pasang Temba Sherpa reached the summit at 8:02 am,” shared Mingma Gyalje.

Naila Kiani is a Dubai-based Pakistani banker, an amateur boxer, and a mother of two daughters. She has also become the first international climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2023.

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