2 Everest climbs put Nepalese woman in record book

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 10:04 PM

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim has entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. In fact, she did so a week apart.

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

Chhurim says she plans to climb other high peaks in the future. She uses only one name like most Sherpas.

The Nepal Mountaineering Association says the world's highest peak has been climbed by nearly 4,000 people since New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal did so in 1953. Women are a small number of them.

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