Mountaineer Dr Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh received the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 from President Ram Nath Kovind during a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Jamsenpa scripted history by climbing Mt Everest twice in five days.
Her two attempts in the year 2014 and 2015 had to be abandoned half way through due to avalanche and earthquake in the Everest region which killed 16 climbing sherpas and 22 other mountaineers.
The President’s Secretariat while uploading a picture of the award presentation, on its official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday tweeted: “President Kovind presents Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 to Dr Anshu Jamsenpa. She is the only woman to reach the summit Mt. Everest twice in a span of 5 days. She has climbed Mt. Everest five times and is the first Indian woman to do so.”
In spite of all odds, Jamsenpa became the first and only woman in the world to do two double ascents of Mt Everest and the first Indian woman to summit Mt Everest five times.
She also holds the unique record of scaling three Himalayan Peaks (Lobuche 20075 feet, Pokhalde 19343 feet and Island Peak 20305 feet) in just six days which is unparalleled in the mountaineering history.
Jamsenpa extended her heartfelt gratitude to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and all the friends, relatives and well-wishers who stood by her during her thick and thin.
#PresidentKovind presents Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 to Dr Anshu Jamsenpa. She is the only woman to reach the summit Mt. Everest twice in a span of 5 days.
She has climbed Mt. Everest five times and is the first Indian woman to do so. pic.twitter.com/HxqsoV7ZSi
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 25, 2018