16-yr-old,mother of 2 take Northeast to top of the world

Anshu first mother to scale Mount Everest thrice,Chingkheinganba youngest Indian

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: May 19, 2013 2:09:53 am

Anshu first mother to scale Mount Everest thrice,Chingkheinganba youngest Indian

The Northeast is on top of the world,literally. Anshu Jamsenpa,33,of Arunachal Pradesh,has become the first Indian woman and possibly the world’s first mother to scale Mount Everest thrice,and N Chingkheinganba,16,the youngest Indian to conquer the planet’s tallest peak.

“It is a big moment for Arunachal Pradesh and India. I’m not sure but she should be the the first mother in the world to have made it to the top thrice,” Tsering Wange,Anshu’s husband who heads Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association,told The Sunday Express.

Anshu,mother to daughters aged 12 and seven years,first scaled Everest on May 12 2011 and again,in an incredible feat,nine days later on May 21. This time,she was deputy leader of the Northeast Indian Mount Everest Expedition,the first such from the Northeast,of 16 members,of whom nine reached the peak,that too in less than 24 hours. One of them is Chingkheinganba,a class XI student from Manipur who is set to dethrone Arjun Vajpai of Delhi as the youngest Indian to reach the top of the world.

Chingkheinganba is said to be all of 16 years,seven months and 11 days while Vajpai was four months older when he achieved the feat on May 20,2011.

Of the others,Wansuk Myrthong,Tarun Saikia and David Zohmangaiha are the first from their respective states,Meghalaya,Assam and Mizoram,to scale Everest,and Ningthoujam Bidyapati Devi the first woman from Manipur. And on the peak with them stood Anand Gurung and Kazi Sherpa from Sikkim and Nima Lama from Arunachal Pradesh.

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