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Mansi Khandelwal

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Meet The 1st Indian Mother Who Has Climbed Mt Everest Four Times

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  •  May 17, 2017

 

When women decide to reach heights, there’s no stopping. *quite literally*

A few days ago when actor-director Rahul Bose was in town, he introduced us to the real life Poorna and her inspiring journey. Still fangirling over the 13-year-old, we are twice mesmerized today when we heard about the 32-year-old Anshu Jamsenpa.

Jamsenpa has penned down her name in the history as the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time!

Yes, for the fourth time!

While many of us struggle each day to climb the stairs of our house and office, let me tell you Jamsenpa is not only the first woman to have made this record but also the first mother in the world to climb the Everest four times.

And there’s more to her glory…

Mother of two, she is also the first woman in the world to scale Everest twice in one season within a span of 10 days.

On May 13, Anshu started climbing at 1.45 am and reached the Everest top at 9 am on Tuesday to unfurl the national flag.

“She is now descending to the base camp and is somewhere in between 26,000 feet and 27,000 feet. She will reach the base camp of Everest (17,000 feet) probably by tomorrow evening. Normally it takes three to five days for other mountaineers to reach the base camp from the summit,” Anshu’s husband, Tsering Wange told The Telegraph.

Hailing from one of the seven sisters, Anshu’s double ascent expedition this time was flagged off by spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

Nothing can deter Anshu’s will and yearn to achieve more. She has decided to attempt a double ascent of the world’s highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs.

“She is no doubt motivated and energized to try a double ascent,” her husband said.

We wish you luck and strength to succeed in your expedition and set the record of five climbs of Mt Everest.

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