Indian woman, sets Everest record

Anshu Jamsenpa, 37-year-old mother-of-two, has set a new Everest world record by climbing the mountain twice in a span of 5 days.

Anshu first climbed the mountain on May 12, 2011 and went on to complete her double ascent 10 days later. In 2013, she reached the summit for the third time.

The mountaineer has now made the world record of fastest double ascent by any woman, reaching the highest point on Earth for the fifth time on 21 May, just 5 days after she recorded the feat on May 16, according to Nepal's ministry of tourism.

The previous woman's record of 7 days for the double was held by Nepalese climber Chhurim Sherpa in 2012.

Before her second ascent, Anshu said: “My only aim now is to unfurl the national flag once again atop Mt Everest and pay homage to Lord Buddha. I seek blessings and support from my fellow countrymen.”

Her husband and president of All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, Tsering Wange in a statement to BBC said that her plan was always to do a double ascent twice, but her second attempt did not succeed in 2014 due to an avalanche and in 2015 because of the devastating Nepal earthquake.


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