KATHMANDU: An Indian climber on Sunday climbed the Mount Everest for the second time in a single week, her expedition team stated, setting a women’s record for a double occurrence of the world’s highest peak in a single season is great.
Anshu Jamsenpa, 37-year-old, returned from the 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) peak on the date of May 16, before turning around after a minor rest to repeat the task.
“Anshu reached the summit of Everest at 8:00 am (0215 GMT) today two times this season, setting a whole new record,” said Dream Himalaya Adventure’s Dawa Lama.
Jamsenpa who is a mother of two was blessed by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama himself before leaving for this great adventure.
The current record by a female, certified by Guinness World Records, is held by Chhurim Sherpa a Nepali climber, who in 2012 become the first woman to scale the peak twice in a single season.
Jamsenpa has climbed Mount Everest five times in total.
She intended to make the summit in 2014 but she could not as the climbing season was cancelled after a miserable event killed 16 Nepali guides.
More than 120 climbers have made an attempt this season, with the first ascents delayed by very high winds, fresh snowfall and unusually cold temperatures.