Anshu Jamsenpa,- a double ascent in one season on Everest, a world record

Anshu Jamsenpa,reviewNE
An Indian woman climber made history on Sunday 21 May 2017 by reaching the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, a  challenging feat never achieved before. She had set a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest peak  in a single season.

Mt. Everest.

On May 16, Mrs. Anshu Jamsenpa, 37, returned from the 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) peak and  then she took a short break for relaxation and rest. Instead of taking  a long deserved  rest  again she was on her feet to repeat the assault on the mountain  with more determination and vigor than before. For a woman of that age, it is not that easy to venture outdoor adventure like mountaineering. Besides physical well being, mental preparation is very important for the success of such adventure. Above all a favorable weather condition on the higher mountains makes all the difference between success or failure or delayed ascent on the peak.

"Anshu reached the summit of Everest at 8:00 am (0215 GMT) on 21 May, 2017  for the second time this season, setting a new record," according to Dawa Lama of Dream Himalaya Adventures. Jamsenpa, a mother of two, was blessed by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before leaving for the expedition.

Anshu with Dalai Lama.
As to the  current female record, certified by Guinness World Records, one Nepali climber Chhurim Sherpa holds the record.  In 2012  she become the first woman to scale the peak twice in a season. Jamsenpa is an experienced mountain climber and she scaled Everest five times. She wanted to attempt double assault on Everest in 2014 season, A tragedy had happened as a result of an avalanche that resulted in the death of 16 Nepali guides. So, the climbing season was cancelled to avoid further untoward incidents. Following year her attempt ended in the dark, following an earthquake-triggered avalanche, resulting in the death of 18 people at Base Camp. The earthquake caused widespread damages in Nepal, leaving several swathes.
Jamsenpa, a mother of two, before embarking on her expedition to Everest, received the blessings from   Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Jamsenpa' husband, president of All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, Tsering Wange told  Hindustan Times: “God has answered the prayers of her admirers in Arunachal Pradesh and elsewhere in India and beyond.” She is from  Bomdilla, headquarters of West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, NE India. Her name was Deepa Kalita.


01.  In this season more than 120 climbers have made the summit with the first ascents delayed by high winds, fresh snowfall and unusually cold temperatures.

02. In May 2017, Nepali climber Lhakpa Sherpa set a new record. She  broke her own record for the greatest number o03. This year the casualty was far less than normal. Two people died this year,  one happened to be an ace mountain climber from Switzerland - Ueli Steck, who was killed during a preparatory climb before attempting the Himalayan peak.

04. Every year, hundreds of people attempt to climb to the top of the world’s highest mountain  during the short window of favourable weather before the monsoon season sets in June.  The short season normally sees traffic jams” on the high mountains and sometimes, the over-crowded mountains become dangerous. Highly respected mountaineers and others are concerned about the  a high number of summit permits being issued by Nepal that will make the  assault on Everest more dangerous and challenging than before. More people on the high mountain means more junks on the mountains that would mar their majesty and purity.