Indian Woman creates history, becomes first to conquer Mt Everest twice in 5 days

A 32-year-old woman from India has created history by becoming the first woman to scale the Mt Everest twice in 5 days. Arunachal Pradesh’s Anshu Jamsenpa has become the first woman to scale the World’s highest peak twice in 5 days. This was the 5th time Anshu had scaled the Everest. She first climbed the Everest in 2011, which was also a double ascent. In 2011 she conquered the 29,029 feet peak twice within 10 days between May 12 & 21. Her third successful attempt was on May 18, 2013.

She started her fifth ascent on May 19, climbing almost nonstop from Everest base camp at 17,500 ft till 10 pm. Jamsenpa is a mother of two children. Her husband Tsering Wange is the president of All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association. Wange was elated at his wife’s achievement and said that God had answered the prayers of Jamsenpa’s admirers from across the nation. The couple is based in Bomdila, the headquarters of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.

Prior to her second ascent Jamsenpa 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.”

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Kandhu congratulated Jamsenpa for creating history & making the nation proud. Dalai Lama blesses Jamsenpa before she began her double ascent.

Source & Credit: Hindustan Times

Alok Shetty