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Indian mountaineer creates history by scaling Mt Everest for the fourth time

May 17, 2017 17:30 IST

Indian mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa created history on 16 May 2017 by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest for the fourth time.

Jamsenpa, who is a native of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh, scaled the peak successfully along with Furi Sherpa. The same was confirmed by Dawa S Lama, the Managing Director at Dream Himalaya Adventure.

Lama further stated that Jampsenpa would be attempting a double ascent to make it a total of five successful climbs.

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• Jamsenpa, the mother of two teenage children, started her climb at 1.45 am on 13 May and reached the top at 9 am on 16 May to unfurl the national flag.

• The mountaineer’s double ascent expedition from Guwahati in Assam was flagged off by the Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, on 2 April 2017.

• She had started the summit expedition after 38 days of acclimatisation, climbing several nearby peaks and passes, at the Everest Base Camp from 4 April to 12 May.

• She previously scaled the Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and then once in May 2013.

Jamsenpa spoke to officials at the Everest Base Camp and in Kathmandu over a satellite phone from the world's tallest peak after unfurling the Indian flag and clicking testimonial photos.

She would be attempting the double ascent if conditions remain favourable.

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