Guwahati, May 21 (Express News Service): Anshu Jamsenpa created mountaineering history for Indian women on Sunday, by climbing Mount Everest twice in five days and notching up five successful ascents to the world’s highest peak in six years.
A mother of two daughters, Anshu is the first Indian woman to scale Mt.Everest five times since 2011 and twice in five days.
She had unfurled the Indian Tricolor on the world’s highest peak on May 16 at 9 am and again on Sunday at 7.45 am.
Nepal’s climber Chhurim Sherpa had scaled it twice within a week in 2012.
According to Dawa Sherpa Lama, managing director of Dream Himalaya Adventure (DHA), Anshu Jamsenpa scaled Mount Everest along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa. Incidentally, it was also Furi’s fifth summit.
DHA is the handling agent of Anshu’s double ascent expedition.
By scaling Mount Everest twice in five days, Anshu bettered her previous 2011 record of completing a double ascent in 10 days. Her third ascent to Everest was in 2013.
“I cannot express how happy I am. I would attribute her success to people’s inspiration and encouragement,” her father Upendra Nath Kalita told the New Indian Express.
“I got the news from her husband Tsering Wange. He too was very excited,” Kalita added.
(The featured pictures at the top show Anshu Jamsenpa and her colleagues)