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April 20, 2021

On the same day, 67 people, including six Nepali women, climbed Annapurna I

Kathmandu: In the first spring of this year, 67 people have successfully climbed the world’s tenth highest Annapurna (first) mountain known as Killer Mountain on Friday, April 16.

It is the first time that so many people have climbed Annapurna on the same day and this is the first time that a Nepali woman has successfully climbed Annapurna. A total of 67 people, including six Nepali women, have successfully climbed the 8,091-meter-high Annapurna Himal in Annapurna rural municipality -4 Narchang of Myagdi on April 16.

Guide Pemba Sherpa informed at a reception in Beni that Nepali women journalists include Purnima Shrestha, Dawa Yangjum Sherpa, Pasanglamu Sherpa, Maya Sherpa, Sharmila Sengtang, and Davuti Sherpa. Earlier, Nepali women climbers had not been able to successfully climb Annapurna Himal.

The team reached the peak on April 16, 2021, after a six-day journey from Annapurna Base Camp. 67 people, including six Nepali women, successfully climbed Annapurna, Sherpa said.  It is said that 15 out of the 17 people who went climbing from Seven Summit Treks have successfully climbed.

Sherpa informed that the team including Shrestha reached the peak of Annapurna at 1:15 am on Friday.  According to Shrestha, the team reached the top of Annapurna Himal in a six-day journey from the base camp.

Sherpa said that the team was successful in ordering the food, oxygen, ropes, and other supplies from the helicopter.  Sherpa urged to build hotels, public toilets, and pavilions with the investment of the government up to the base of Annapurna Himal located in a beautiful place.

Maurice Herzog and Louis McKinnon, French nationals, first set foot on Annapurna Peak 70 years ago. He had successfully ascended Annapurna on June 3, 1950. It was the first mountain in the world to be climbed above 8,000 meters.

The book, written by Maurice Herzog after the Annapurna Ascent, is said to have had good publicity in Europe at that time. However, only a few have climbed Annapurna I.

Mountaineer journalist Shrestha honored in Myagdi

Journalist Purnima Shrestha’s team, who successfully climbed Annapurna Himal, has been honored in Myagdi on Monday. Shrestha, the first woman to reach the top of the 8,091-meter-high Annapurna Himal, has been honored by Annapurna villagers, Narchang residents, and the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Myagdi.

Along with Shrestha, Pemba Sherpa and Yaro from Poland were honored. Speaking at the felicitation program organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Myagdi, Shrestha said that she was able to set foot on the top of Annapurna Himal with confidence.

She shared her experience of successful ascent by courage. She responded that she was happier to be the first Nepali youth to reach the peak than the first woman. She thanked all the supporters including Gandaki Province and Annapurna rural municipality for their support in this successful journey.

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