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May 20, 2016

A Nepalese woman just broke her own record by scaling Mount Everest for the seventh time.

Lhakpa Sherpa, 42, who lives in Connecticut and works at a 7-Eleven there, reached the peak of the world’s highest mountain on Friday, the Guardian reports. The day’s success broke her own record for the most summits of Everest by a woman.

Two Sherpas share the record of 21 ascents by men.

Earlier this month, Sherra Gyalgen Sherpa was the first person to ascend Everest after a fatal avalanche in 2014 and the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

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