Photo journalist Purnima Shrestha of Arughat, Gorkha has successfully scaled Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586 meter), according to Dawa Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd. The team left camp IV on Wednesday night. The team had made it to the top at around 5 PM on Thursday, May 05.
Earlier in October last year, Shrestha scaled Mt Dhaulagiri – the world’s eighth highest peak. She became the first Nepali woman to successfully climb the mountain with an altitude of 8,167 meter. Shrestha has already climbed world’s tallest peak Mt Everest, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Mt Annapurna-I. Sources say that Shrestha plans to scale Mt Lhotse and Mt Makalu.
At least 25 other climbers including Nepali female climbers -Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita scaled Mt Kanchenjunga. Similarly, renowned climbers including Sanu Sherpa and Mingma Dorchi Sherpa reached atop the world’s third highest peak. A climber from Pakistani climber Shehroze Kashif, popularly known as the broad-boy among other climbers scaled the mountain.
Chung-Han Lu from Taiwan, Bhagwan Bhikoba Chawale, Pankaj Kumar, Csaba Varga, Manisha Rishi Gaind, Priyanka Mangesh Mohite and Narayanan Iyer from India and CiraIdella Crowell scaled the mountain. Similarly, Mingma Dorchi Sherpa, Sanu Sherpa, Wong Dorchi Sherpa, Pemchiri Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa, Angdawa Sherpa, Lakpa Dorchi Sherpa, Chhangwa Sherpa, Nga Tashi Sherpa, Dandu Sherpa and Phurtenze Sherpa also scaled the mountain, Sherpa informed .