KATHMANDU, May 12 (Xinhua) -- A Nepali female climber scaled the world's tallest Mt. Qomolangma for the 10th time on Thursday, a record for a female mountaineer.
Lhakpa Sherpa, 48, reached the top of the 8848.86-meter-high Mt. Qomolangma from the Nepali side at 06:30 a.m. local time, Khim Lal Gautam, a Nepali government liaison officer, told Xinhua.
It is her second summit of the peak that straddles Nepal and China from the Nepali side. She completed the other feats from the Chinese side, according to Mingma Gelu Sherpa, chief of the Seven Summit Club which organized the expedition.
"It's a pleasure to see a Nepali woman making history," he told Xinhua. "It has conveyed the message of women's empowerment."
Taking advantage of the good weather, around 150 climbers scaled Mt. Qomolangma on Thursday morning, according to Gautam. ■