Itanagar, September 11: Everester Anshu Jamsenpa’s record mountaineering feat of being the first woman in the world to scale the mighty Mount Everest twice in one season in an incredible span of just 10 days is getting its due recognition from far and wide. This time it’s the turn of the State of Jammu & Kashmir to honour this incredible mother from the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Anshu has been nominated for the Award of Excellence for Adventurer of the Year 2011 by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. The award function will be held during ATOAI’s 9th Annual Convention in SKICC, Srinagar on 12th Sept which is being hoisted by J&K State Government.
The award function will be graced by Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Tourism
Minister, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, J&K Tourism & Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora, R H Khwaja Secretary Tourism Govt of India, DVLN Ramakrishna Rao President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Convention Chairman Capt Swadeh Kumar and scores of other dignitaries and delegates from India and abroad.
Tejbir Singh Anand President ATOAI confirming the prestigious award to Anshu who hails from the remote border town of Bomdila in Arunachal
Pradesh said the of Adventurer of the Year Award is given to an exceptional individual who has excelled in adventure sports in the past calendar year and whose achievement is widely recognized.
“Through her hard work, sincerity and her personal ambition to push herself as a mountaineer, Anshu has become the perfect role model for adventurers in India and abroad,” added Anand.
Anshu summitted Mt. Everest (29035 ft.) on 12th May and 21st May 2011 thus becoming the first mother in the world to climb Mt. Everest twice is a span of 10 days. She was also awarded “Young Indian Leader Award” in New Delhi on 30th June last. State Government has also nominated Anshu for Gold Medal. Everester Anshu is accompanied by Tsering Wange President Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA).