Woman Mountaineer from Arunachal Scripts History - The New Indian Express

Woman Mountaineer from Arunachal Scripts History

Published: 30th May 2014 05:31 PM

Last Updated: 30th May 2014 05:31 PM

ITANAGAR: A woman mountaineer from Arunachal, Anshu Jamsenpa has scripted history once again by scaling three Himalayan peaks successively in six days after setting world records during her earlier Everest expeditions.

During the expedition, Anshu 28 and a mother of two, scaled three Himalayan peaks - Lobuche (6119 meters), Pokhalde (5896m) and Island Peak (6189m)- successively in six days from May 13 to May 18.

For her excellent performance, she was felicitated by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Nepal at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on May 27.

While most of her fellow mountaineers, part of an international team essaying the three peaks, returned to their respective countries after scaling the first peak, Anshu went on to climb these three peaks undeterred by a deadly avalanche which killed 16 sherpa climbers just above her camp site at 19000 ft.

She hails from the Monpa tribe of Bomdila area.

Anshu, had earlier scaled Mount Everest, the world?s highest peak twice in a gap of ten days becoming the first mother in the world to do so.

During the expedition, she trekked through three high passes namely Cho La (5330 meters), Reno (5360m) and Kongma La (5533m), official sources said here today

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