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    Thai dentist becomes first Thai woman to conquer the world’s seven summits

    A Thai dentist has become the first woman in Southeast Asia to conquer the world’s seven major summits, with Mount Denali in Alaska being the latest.


    Doctor Napassaporn “Eem” Chumnarnsit wrote on her Facebook page that she made it to the top of Mount Denali, the highest mountain in North America, on June 28th. Her attempt to climb this mountain failed last year.


    She said that it took her about one year to prepare herself physically and mentally to conquer this summit. She had previously climbed Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in southern Russia, Aconcagua in Argentina, Puncak Jaya in Papua New Guinea and the Vinson Massif in Antarctica.


    Recalling her disappointment at her failed attempt last year, the dentist admitted that climbing Mount Denali was as tough as Mount Everest and, according to statistics, only 40% of those who try actually make it to the peak.
    (Photo) Doctor Napassaporn “Eem” Chumnarnsit’s Facebook page
    After securing sponsorship from Suunto, a Finnish sporting accessories firm under the Trai Savannah Thailand project, Dr. Eem and her team set off for their second attempt in early June.


    She said the team decided not to report their progress on social media to avoid adding to the pressure to succeed. Several of the team abandoned the climb, leaving just four, after reaching the High Camp, about 5,250 metres above mean sea level.


    On June 28th, the remaining four set off for the peak, but two more withdrew mid-way, leaving Eem and her guide to continue to the summit and plant the Thai national flag.


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    wonderful news, she is a role model and a credit to the unfairly much maligned profession of dentistry.

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    Congrats doc Eem! You go girl! RESPECT!!!

    Btw, not to belittle doc Eem's efforts (7 summits is a great feat!) but she is not the first woman in SEA to have done so. A Filipina, Carina Dayondon, did so in December last year (though I don't know if she's the first SEA woman to have done so). I read about her last year from my hiking group.

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    https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/12/2...-seven-summits

    Cheers

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    Good for her; something worth achieving.

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    Looking slim and trim in those hiking leggings.

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    If you are ever looking for a root canal in BKK Dr Eem could be a good bet.
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    Note that it still has the name Mount McKinley under her photo...

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    The name of the highest mountain in North America became a subject of dispute in 1975, when the Alaska Legislature asked the U.S. federal government to officially change its name from Mount McKinley to Denali. The mountain had been unofficially named Mount McKinley in 1896 by a gold prospector, and officially by the federal government of the United States in 1917 to commemorate William McKinley, who was President of the United States from 1897 until his assassination in 1901.

    The name Denali is based on the Koyukon name of the mountain, Deenaalee ("the high one").The Koyukon are a people of Alaskan Athabaskans settling in the area north of the mountain.

    Alaska in 1975 requested that the mountain be officially recognized as Denali, as it was still the common name used in the state. Attempts by the Alaskan state government to have Mount McKinley's name changed by the federal government were blocked by members of the congressional delegation from Ohio, the home state of the mountain's presidential namesake.

    In August 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the name would officially be changed in all federal documents. While on an Alaskan visit in the first week of September 2015, President Barack Obama announced the renaming of the mountain.


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    Great job and a much braver person than myself.

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    No easy feat that's for sure.

    A great ambassador for the sport.

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