Anshu Jamsenpa, a 32-year-old mountaineer and mother of two children from Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, India scripted history by reaching the summit of Mount Everest or the second time in less than a week – first on May 16, and then again on May 21.
Jamsenpa set the World Record for becoming the first woman climber to reach the top of Mount Everest twice within five days. She is also the first Indian woman to reach the top of Mt Everest for the fifth time.
Astonishingly, this wasn’t her first double ascent on a single trip. In 2011, Jamsenpa summited the tallest mountain in the world on May 12 and May 21. She subsequently made a single summit in 2013.
Jamsenpa attributes her amazing achievements to the connection climbing Everest gives her to her faith. Now she has a new goal—to summit Kangto, the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh, which is 7,042 metres (23,103 feet) tall and has never been climbed, and other unclimbed peaks.