Nepalese woman scales Mt Everest twice within days
KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Nepalese climber was confirmed on Monday 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.
Chhurim Sherpa, 29, reached the 8,848m 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.
"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 Ms Sherpa, from Nepal's eastern hills.
Another Sherpa, Ms Pasang Lhamu, died on her descent after becoming the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain in 1993.