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Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week

Apr 20, 2015 12:00 IST

Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the 8850 metre (29035 feet) Mount Everest summit twice in a week was in news on 19 April 2015. Sherpa was in news as during her third ascent to Mount Everest she will take a cricket bat and two jerseys of deceased Australian cricketer Phil Hughes.

The belongings of Hughes are being carried to the summit as a mark of tribute to the player. He died in November 2014 after he was hit on the back of his head by a ball while batting during a domestic match in Sydney.

Chhurim under this expedition will carry the items to the top and back to Kathmandu, where they will be kept at the Australian embassy.

Chhurim Sherpa is a Nepali mountaineer, who became the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in the same season, a feat which was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records in March 2013. She accomplished this feat in 2012, by climbing Everest on 12 May 2012 and 19 May 2012.

 

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