Kami Rita Sherpa has become the first person to climb the top of the Mount Everest for the maximum number of times.

The Nepal mountaineer set a record for the most number of times with 23 conquests.

Sherpa, 49, reached the summit on Wednesday morning, breaking his own past record.

A guide for more than two decades, Sherpa — who belongs to the Thame village in Solukhumbu district of Nepal — first summited the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak on May 13, 1994, when working for a commercial expedition.

“I did not climb for world records, I was just working. I did not even know you could set records earlier,” Sherpa said, last month before setting off for Everest base camp.

Last year he ascended Everest for the 22nd time, breaking the previous record of 21 summits he shared with two other Sherpa climbers.

His father was also a professional Sherpa guide.