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Bad dream stops climber's record Everest climb

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Bad Dream - Level 0

A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, has climbed Everest 25 times. This is a record. He was trying to climb it a 26th time. He said: "I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go." Mr Rita did not say anything about what was in his dream.

Mr Rita is a hero in Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. He first climbed Everest in 1994. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I will go back again next year to complete my dream." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. They pray before they climb it. This shows they respect the mountain.

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Bad Dream - Level 1

A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, holds the record for climbing Mount Everest. He has climbed it 25 times. He was making his 26th climb, but he said: "The weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go, and because I really believe in God, I decided to return." Mr Rita did not say anything about what was in his dream.

Kami Rita is a hero in Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. He first climbed Everest in 1994. He has climbed it nearly every year since then. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year....I will go back again next year to complete my dream." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony before they climb it. This shows they respect the mountain.

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Bad Dream - Level 2

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A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, is not an ordinary mountain climber. He is the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He has climbed the world's highest peak a record 25 times. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt...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 in God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about his dream.

Kami Rita is a Sherpa and a legend and hero in Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his experiences of climbing Everest. He first climbed it in 1994. He has climbed it nearly every year since then. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up 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 in a religious ceremony to pay their respects to the mountain before they climb it.

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Bad Dream - Level 3

A man decided not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from 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 for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's highest peak for 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 in God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about what was in his dream.

Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first scaled Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another attempt at the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up 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 in a religious ceremony to pay their respects to the mountain and to have good luck before starting a climb.

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