Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa scales Mount Everest twice within five days

World Sunday 21/May/2017 22:08 PM
By: Times News Service
Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa scales Mount Everest twice within five days

Itanagar/Kathmandu: Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa on Sunday scripted history by scaling Mount Everest twice within five days.
Jamsenpa, a mother of two, had conquered the world’s highest peak for the fourth time on May 16 last. She began her double ascent on Friday morning, her husband Tsering Wange informed.
Jamsenpa along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa scaled the peak at 8am on Sunday. The mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh had reached the top of Mount Everest at 9.15am on May 16 last.
Jamsenpa 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 Mount Everest for the fifth time. The 32-year-old had achieved the feat of summiting Mount Everest twice within 10 days in 2011.
Anshu had also climbed Mount Everest in 2013 from the Nepal side. "My only aim now is to unfurl the national flag once again atop Mount Everest and pay homage to deity Buddha. I seek blessings and support from my fellow countrymen," Jamsenpa was quoted by her PR manager as having said before starting her second ascent.
Prayers were organised in several monasteries and temples back home in Arunachal Pradesh 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.
Meanwhile, at least six persons, including a former Miss India finalist, were on Sunday evacuated from the higher camps of Mount Everest after they suffered from high- altitude sicknesses while attempting to climb the world's highest peak. According to the expedition organisers, 52-year-old Sangeeta S. Bahl, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, Argentine climbers Andres Esteban Pariz and Ricardo Dario Birn were airlifted from Camp II.
Phurba Tamang, a Nepali climber, were also brought to Kathmandu for treatment, Damber Parajuli, chairman of the Expedition Operators Association Nepal was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times. Officials said that the climbers are receiving treatment at different hospitals in Kathmandu. "They are said to be out of danger," he added.
Bahl, the Miss India 1985 pageant finalist and a former model, is undergoing treatment at a hospital, according to an official at the Himalayan Guides, a local partner of the Madison Mountaineering. "Bahl's condition is out of danger," the official said.
A Chinese climber of Pioneer Adventure Treks and another Slovakian mountaineer were also evacuated from the higher camps after they suffered from high altitude sicknesses, according to the base camp officials. Most of the evacuated climbers were affected by snow blindness and frostbite when they prepared for final summit pushes from the higher camps on the 8,848 metres tall Mount Everest, the report said.