Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Anshu Jamsenpa, the woman who scripted history by scaling Mount Everest twice within five days. 32-year-old Jamsenpa, a mother of two-year-old is an Indian climber from Arunachal Pradesh who last month made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on Earth twice in five days. After the meeting, PM Modi praised Jamsenpa. PM tweeted, “Interacted with mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa, who scaled Mount Everest twice in five days. Her passion towards mountaineering is commendable.”
Interacted with mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa, who scaled Mount Everest twice in five days. Her passion towards mountaineering is commendable. pic.twitter.com/YhIwVI4IBo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2017
Jamsenpa after meeting the PM today, also expressed her happiness and said that it was a great opportunity to meet PM Modi. ANI quoted Jamsenpa as saying, “It was a great opportunity to meet PM Modi. He assured that mountaineering will be included in the national sports policy.” The mountaineer who set the world record for becoming the first woman climber to reach the top of Mt Everest twice in five days now wishes to lead an all-women expedition to Mount Everest. She said, “I want to lead an all-women expedition to Mount Everest.” She is also the first Indian woman to reach the top of Mt Everest for the fifth time.
Jamsenpa’s ascent of the world’s tallest peak in the Himalayas at 7.45 am on May 22 was her fifth overall, and the second after May 16. The 32-year-old had achieved the feat of summiting Mt Everest twice within 10 days in 2011. She had also climbed Mt Everest in 2013 from the Nepal side.