Poornima Shrestha summits Mt Kanchanjunga

Published On: May 5, 2022 06:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 5: Photo journalist turned climber Poornima Shrestha has successfully scaled Mt Kanchanjunga, according to Dawa Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks Private Limited, an expedition company that organized her expedition.

They left camp IV on Wednesday night. The team had made it to the top at around 5 PM today.

Kanchanjunga is the third highest mountain with an altitude of 8,586 meter.

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 and Dhaulagiri and Mt Annapurna-I.

Shrestha plans to scale Mt Lhotse and Mt Makalu.






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