Nepalese woman mountaineer recognised for climbing Everest twice in same season


A Nepalese woman mountaineer has been recognised by Guinness World Records for climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season.

Nepal's Tourism Minister Posta Bahadur Bogati handed the certificate issued by Guinness World Records to 29-year-old Chhurim who scaled the 29,035ft (8,850m) summit on May 12 2012 and again a week later on May 19.

Chhurim, who like most Nepalese Sherpas use only one name, said she plans to climb other high peaks in the future.

Everest has been climbed by nearly 4,000 climbers but women make up only a small portion of that number, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association.