Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa who hails from Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh, is all set to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time this month. She will begin her journey on April 4, proceed to the Kathmandu base by April 6 and is expected to complete her expedition in the last week of May.
At an event at Arunachal House in the national capital recently, Jamsenpa was handed over a cheque of Rs.10 lakh by private sponsors so she could earmark on her endeavour to climb Everest again.
The three-time Everest mountaineer holds the record of being the only Indian woman mountaineer to climb the world’s highest peak and the first mother in the world to summit the world’s highest peak twice in a span of just 10 days.
Jamsenpa is also campaigning the cause of breast cancer through her expedition. Says, Jamsenpa, “I have chosen this cause because it is mostly related to women folk and it is a fatal disease so I have decided to support this cause.”
She also informed that she is trying for double ascent and will try to compete the expedition in even lesser time compared to her previous expeditions carried out.
A recipient of many awards since her mountaineering career in 2010, Jamsenpa regularly conducts training programmes for youth in mountaineering and other adventure activities.
Anshu Jamsenpa hails from the Monpa community and wishes to promote adventure sports in future as she believes the state has huge potential in this field that will help boost tourism.