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Bomdila woman scripts history
- Mother of 2 scales 3 peaks

Itanagar, May 30: A woman mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, Anshu Jamsenpa, has scripted history again by scaling three Himalayan peaks successively in six days after setting world records during her earlier Everest expeditions.

During the expedition, Anshu, 28, a mother of two, scaled three Himalayan peaks — Lobuche (6,119m), Pokhalde (5,896m) and Island Peak (6,189m) — in six days from May 13 to May 18. For her excellent feat, the Nepal ministry of culture, tourism and civil aviation felicitated Anshu in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

During the expedition, she trekked through three high passes, Cho La (5,330m), Reno (5,360m) and Kongma La (5,533m), official sources said here today.

The Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association said while “most of the mountaineers from other countries headed back home, Anshu went on to climb these three peaks undeterred by a deadly avalanche which killed sixteen sherpas just above her camp site at 19,000 feet”.

While Anshu expressed happiness over her latest achievement, she said, “this year has been a difficult one for mountaineers”, referring to another Indian woman mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and her two sherpa guides who went missing earlier this month.

Anshu belongs to the Monpa tribe and hails from Bomdila in Arunachal. She had earlier scaled Mount Everest twice in a gap of 10 days, becoming the first mother in the world to do so.

Joint secretary of the Nepal government, M.S. Burlakoti congratulated her and assured they would adjust the royalty fee of $11,000 in her next Everest expedition scheduled for 2015, sources said.

Anshu was also felicitated at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu. Secretary Abhay Kumar presented her a book called Remains. Kumar said Jamsenpa was the pride of India and her mountaineering achievement was a source of inspiration and encouragement to all youths and women in particular.


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