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Everester Anshu eyes Guinness record

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Our Correspondent

Itagar, April 7: Aruchalee Everester Anshu Jamsenpa is all set to create a Guinness record by attempting to make double ascent of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest in less than 10 days in her expedition for the fourth time which, was flagged off here today. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju flagged off the expedition in a simple ceremony here in presence of officials of the tourism department.

35-year-old Anshu, the only Indian mother, who hold the world record of climbing the Everest thrice, is set to break her own record and attempting to ascend the world highest peak, twice within a span of 7 days.

She achieved her earlier world record in 2011 when she climbs Everest twice in a span of ten days. Last May she created another mountaineering record by scaling three Himalayan peaks in just six days including Lobuche (6119 mtr), Pokalde (5896 mtr) and Island (6189 mtr). Talking to reporters Anshi revealed that she would reach the base camp at Nepal on April 9 next and hopefully complete here summit by the second week of May.

“Through mountaineering one can learn about environment and disaster magement. We need full concentration during such expedition as by a single mistake one can cost her life. Through such extreme adventure sports, leadership quality develops,” she revealed.

“Conquering heights and climbing mountains have taught me a lot on environment and discipline,” Anshu, the lady who hails from Bomdila in West Kameng district, said.

On mountaineering and adventure sports, Jamsenpa disclosed that she has learnt to control her mind and how to move in high altitude even when there is less oxygen.

Referring to the six risks involved in such sports, she said a single mistake can lead to a fatal end therefore in such sports one needs to overcome fear, to be prepared, not only physically but also mentally. More than the physical, the mental capabilities are very important, she added.

“Weather plays a major role in every summit as you cannot go against the ture,” she added.

She also stressed on the need to promote adventure tourism, which she said would boost the economy of Aruchal Pradesh in particular and the North East in general.

Her expedition would cost an amount of Rs 35 lakh out of which the state government has sanctioned Rs 4 lakh and the rest fund she is raising from her own sources. Hyderabad-based production house CCMPL, who is keen to produce a film on Anshu, is doting an amount of 10 lakh. Rijiju also assured to provide the balance amount for her expedition.

On her future plan she disclosed that she was planning to do something for her state and the country.

“I want to do something for the youths and women and planning to start my own academy in the future,” she said.

Anshu, who is the proud mother of two daughters – Passang Droma (14 years) and 10-year-old Tenzing Nyidden, both students of class IX and IV respectively, revealed that she wants her daughters to follow her steps. “My elder daughter is undergoing training on adventure sport,” she added.

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