A Nepalese Sherpa on Tuesday reached the top of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak, making the ascent for a record fifth time, the Nepal Mountaineering Association said.

Sundgare Sherpa, 33, made the climb with Padma Bahadur Tamang, 33, a Nepal soldier. They reached the top after an eight-hour climb on the southeast ridge from a base camp, the association said.The two Nepalese climbers were members of the historic tri-nation 252-member expedition from Japan, China and Nepal that recorded the first synchronized two-slope climb of the peak from the north and south on May 5.