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This Woman From Arunachal Pradesh Just Made History By Climbing The Mt Everest Four Times; She Isn't Stopping Yet

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17/05/2017 11:13 AM IST | Updated 17/05/2017 11:14 AM IST
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Indian mountaineer and mother of two children, Anshu Jamsenpa holds her medals received from the Nepalese government for summiting Mount Everest twice.

Anshu Jamsenpa is definitely not scared of climbing heights.

The 32-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh's Bomdila town scripted history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. Yes, that's right. FOUR TIMES.

And that isn't the only record she created. The mother of two is also the first mother in the world to climb the Everest four times. 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 her journey at 1.45 am for her climb 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.

Anshu's double ascent expedition this year was flagged off by Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama from Guwahati on April 2. She had climbed the Everest twice in May 2011 and again on May 18, 2013.

However, Anshu isn't stopping just yet. She has decided to attempt a double ascent to the world's highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs.

"She is no doubt motivated and energised to try a double ascent," her husband said. If she succeeds, she will set a record five climbs of Mt Everest.

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