Jamsenpa to receive India’s highest adventure award

ITANAGAR, Sep 21: President Ram Nath Kovind will confer India’s highest adventure award, the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, instituted by the union youth affairs & sports ministry, to Everester Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh on 25 September at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
This is in recognition of Jamsenpa’s persistent mountaineering achievements in the past few years.
She scripted history by climbing Mt Everest twice in five days. Her two attempts, in 2014 and 2015, had to be abandoned halfway due to avalanche and earthquake in the Everest region which killed 16 climbing Sherpas and 22 mountaineers, respectively.
In spite of all odds, Jamsenpa became the first and only woman in the world to do two ascents of Mt Everest, and the first Indian woman to summit Mt Everest five times. She also holds the unique record of scaling three Himalayan peaks – Lobuche (20,075 ft), Pokhalde (19,343 ft), and Island Peak (20,305 ft) – in just six days, which is unparalleled in mountaineering history.