- Title: Indian woman sets Mount Everest summit record
- Date: 29th May 2017
- Summary: KATHMANDU, NEPAL (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) JOURNALIST WITH ANSHU JAMSENPA, WHO SET THE RECORD OF DUAL ASCENT OF EVEREST WITHIN FIVE DAYS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOUNTAINEER ANSHU JAMSENPA, SAYING: "Luckily this Gurkha Team - these brave people they have decided to, you know, they have taken the initiative to open the route, so when they left camp two, next day, I went to the campsite and I asked them the what is the situation, why this guy left, what is their planning and they said yes they are trying to open the route." ANSHU'S NOTEBOOK (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOUNTAINEER ANSHU JAMSENPA SAYING: "(They said) if you are interested you can come along with us or (when) our second group is coming you can join with them, so I went." ANSHU'S HANDS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOUNTAINEER ANSHU JAMSENPA SAYING: "I always believe that, you know, you can do whatever you think, you know, you can achieve whatever is there in your mind. The only thing is that you have to be ready to face all the pains and all the obstacles - that was there in my mind and that's how I like it."
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- Keywords: dual climb record Mt Everest
- Location: KATHMANDU, MOUNT EVEREST, NEPAL
- City: KATHMANDU, MOUNT EVEREST, NEPAL
- Country: Nepal
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IW2SED
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- Story Text:Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa has made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest, becoming the first woman in the world to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days.
The 38-year-old mother of two climbed the peak along the Southeast Ridge route on May 16. She repeated the feat on May 21 improving a record set by a Nepali woman, Chhurim Sherpa, who made the dual climb in seven days in 2011. Both ascents will be certified by the government this week, officials have said.
Anshu, who like many people in her native Arunachal Pradesh state is called by her first name, also climbed the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) summit twice in ten days in 2011. She climbed it again in 2013.
A motivational speaker and trainer in mountaineering, she said confidence in herself helped overcome fatigue and blisters on her feet to achieve the dual ascent.
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