Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa
Mountaineer and Himalayan lover, Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa, our Special Awardee Eastern Himalayan Global Environmental Ambassador, is the only woman in the world to ascend Mt. Everest twice in 5 days. The Award is presented by Dr. K. K. Sarma
As an adventure enthusiast, Anshu began her journey back in 2009 with the utmost motivation and guidance of the Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association to take up Mountaineering. There are moments of realization and Anshu realized that her passion for mountaineering will never diminish while attending her advanced course. Her deterrent was only one factor in particular – that she was a woman. But, not letting negativity affect her, she went on to do something different. In 2011, Anshu conquered the 29,029 ft. peak for the first time and did it once again in a span of 10 days. Anshu headed back to the Everest for the third time in 2013. However, it was her ‘double ascent’ in 2017 that made her the only woman in the world to achieve the feat within five days!