A man decided not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is not any ordinary mountain climber. He is already the record holder climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's highest peak a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt and had reached Camp Three, but the weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go and because I really believe God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details what was his dream.
Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero the Himalayan nation Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because his decades experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first scaled Everest 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year then. He said he would make another attempt the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go again this year. After receiving the signals, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to complete my dream." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part a religious ceremony to pay their respects to the mountain and to have good luck starting a climb.