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    Nepalese woman scales Everest twice in one season

    A Nepalese climber has been confirmed as the first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a single season, Guinness World Records said, after she made the second summit within days of the first.

    Chhurim Sherpa, 29, reached the 8,848-metre peak on May 12 last year before returning to base camp for a well-earned rest and then repeating the stunning feat a mere week later.




    "I am very happy for this recognition. I was determined that the record should be held by a Nepalese woman and I'm proud to be one," said Ms Sherpa, who is from Nepal's eastern hills.

    Another Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu, died on her descent after becoming the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain in 1993.

    Her feat was followed by 21 Nepalese women but no female climber in the world had ever managed two ascents in one season before Chhurim Sherpa.

    Nepalese woman scales Everest twice in one season - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    A local Nepalese and a bird too....

    Friggin good effort!


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    I clicked on this story, becuase I was curious, I wondered what this story would be about

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    ^Yes the title was kinda cryptic.

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    Quite a striking Nepalese lady..
    Strong facial resemblance to some Native American groups.

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    That is quite amazing,but in all fairness they do have a bit of an advantage,Nepalese can cope with the lower oxygen at high altitude.

    Some women though,you would not catch me a base camp let alone trying to reach the top!

    Fucking hate highs

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    This all happened in May last year according to her certificate.

    It is like being back in the 19th century when amazing feats of exploration and mountaineering would frequently be heard but would take months to travel round the globe on the bush telegraph.

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    She probably left her mobile phone up there and had to go back a second time to get it.

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    Great effort, good on her. I wonder if that means she can charge more as a sherpa now, or if this recognition will have no real difference on her life?

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    ^ She can get more money because of her fame. Those Sherpa who lead expeditions like that make decent salary and bonus. I was told they get $15,000 to get to the sumit. Unfortunately, it is very risky and the Sherpa say that people who climb frequently get brain damage.

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    Highest peaks I ever climbed were in the High Tatry, a little over 2,600 metres. I'm in difficulties at this elevation already, smoke too mutt. Several years ago there was a series on the adventure channel about an Englishman who tried to climb all the mountains higher than 8,000 metres. When he clambered up the Lhotse, there was a Russian sitting on top and smoking a cigarette. That was a real iron man.

    Everest is way and above what would have been possible to do for me, but nonetheless, it isn't what it used to be. It's now a tourist destination.



    There are still very dangerous mountains. Who goes up the Annapurna should study the statistics, almost 25% of all people who ever tried died on this peak.

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    No respect for that mountain anymore. But he will strike back oneday and then 96 will look like a small mountaineering accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quite a striking Nepalese lady..
    Strong facial resemblance to some Native American groups.
    Yes, this has not gone unnoticed previously.... Nepalis and Tibetans have very similar facial proportions to Amerindians. And the same deep kind of spirituality. I'd say that part of the gene pool was the part which crossed the land bridge to North America.

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    Factor in the Tibetan looking like Inuit and you really have a great study. Something I have been tempted to do for almost 40 years now.

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    A comparison of their genes would be interesting.

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