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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Jamsenpa scripts history, scales Everest twice in 5 days
Mother of two becomes first Indian woman to reach mountain
top for fifth time
Anshu Jamsenpa on Sunday scripted history by scaling Mount Everest twice within
Jamsenpa, a mother of two, had conquered the world’s highest peak for the
fourth time on May 16 last. The mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh began her
double ascent on Friday morning, her husband Tsering Wange informed.
Jamsenpa, along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa, scaled the peak at 8 a.m. on
Sunday. She set the world record for becoming the first woman climber to reach
the top of Mount Everest twice within five days. She is also the first Indian
woman to reach the top of the mountain for the fifth time.
32-year-old had achieved the feat of summiting Mount Everest twice within 10
days in 2011. Ms. Jamsenpa had also climbed it in 2013 from the Nepal side.
only aim now is to unfurl the national flag once again atop Mount Everest and
pay homage to Lord Buddha. I seek blessings and support from my fellow
countrymen,” Ms. Jamsenpa was quoted by her PR manager as having said before
starting her second ascent.
were organised in monasteries and temples back home in Arunachal and elsewhere
in the region. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had flagged off the
mountaineer’s double ascent expedition from Guwahati on April 2 this year.