Scaling dizzying heights

Feb 26, 2013, 01:51 IST | Agencies

Chhurim Sherpa, a Nepalese climber was confirmed as the first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a single season, Guinness World Records said, after she made the second summit within days of the first.

The 29-year-old reached the 8,848-metre peak on May 12 last year before returning to base camp for a well-earned rest and then repeating the stunning feat a mere week later.


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 “I am very happy for this recognition. I was determined that the record should be held by a Nepalese woman and I’m proud to be one,” said Sherpa. 

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