18 May 2022
Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days have begun to return safely down the mountain. Among them were climbers who set records on the world's highest peak, including the first Ukrainian woman to scale Mount Everest.
A Nepali Sherpa broke her own record reaching the 8,849-meter summit for the 10th time - the most times any woman has climbed Mount Everest. Ukrainian climber Antonina Samoilova said she hoped her achievement would call more attention to the conflict in her country. Hundreds of foreign climbers and an equal number of Sherpa guides had signed up to attempt climbs of Everest this month, when weather conditions in the Himalayan peaks are most favorable.
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