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Mount Everest? Been there 24 times

November 23, 2004 16:52 IST

Six Sherpa brothers of Beding village in Dolakha district of Nepal have set a new record by scaling the world's highest peak Mount Everest 24 times between them.

The village to which the brothers belong also boasts the world's youngest and fastest climbers, media reports said in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Two of the Sherpa brothers, Nimagombu Sherpa and Mingma Chhiri Sherpa, climbed the Everest ten times each.

The others, Ang Chhiri Sherpa, Thumdum Sherpa, Nimatemba Sherpa and Pasang Tenjen Sherpa, scaled the summit once each, Nabang Yangden Sherpa, president of the Summiteers' Club said.

People of Beding village have scaled the peak 142 times.

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