Guinness World Records Honors First Woman To Climb Everest Twice In A Week

Category: Society / Feb 26, 2013 3:30PM EDT
Climbing to the top of Mount Everest is an incredible feat, and one woman in Nepal has been given the Guiness World Record Certificate for climbing Everest twice within a single season! 29 year old Chhurim Sherpa was given the award at a ceremony in the Nepal Tourism Board auditorium on Monday (February 25). Chhurim climbed the 8,850 meter Everest summit on May 12 and 19th of last year. She returned to base camp after her first ascent only to rest and head back up the peak seven days later. Mount Everest has been climbed by about 4,000 climbers since it was first scaled by New Zealand beekeeper Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. But the award for the most trips to the top of Mount Everest goes to Apa Sherpa, a Nepali man who lives in the US, who has climbed to the peak 21 times. Chhurim decided to climb Everest twice after she realized no woman had ever done it twice in a season. She says she was motivated by the late Pasang Lamu Sherpa, the first woman from Nepal to scale Everest. She hopes the attention she receives for her new record will raise awareness for other large mountains. Video Source: Reuters