Indian woman ‘sets new Everest dual ascent record’

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Anshu Jamsenpa also scaled Everest twice in 2011, but 10 days apart.

An Indian has climbed Mount Everest twice in under a week in what may be a new woman’s record for the fastest double ascent.

Anshu Jamsenpa, a 37-year-old mother-of-two, reached the summit on 16 and 21 May, tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha confirmed to BBC Nepali.

The current Guinness record for a woman’s double ascent is seven days.

News of Ms Jamsenpa’s climbs came as at least three climbers were killed on the mountain over the weekend.

An Australian died on the Tibetan side, while a Slovak and an American died on the Nepalese side. Rescuers have failed to locate a fourth climber, from India, who disappeared shortly after reaching the summit.

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