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Woman climbs Mount Everest twice in one week

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General view of Mount Everest in Nepal

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A Nepalese sherpa has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in one season.

29-year-old Chhurim Sherpa scaled the Mountain on both May 12 and May 19 last year, resting at a base camp for just a few days in between the two climbs.

She was presented with her official world record certificate by Nepal's tourism minister Posta Bahadur Bogati, reports Sky News.

Chhurim said: "Everest is the first of the highest mountains that I have climbed, but I will continue mountaineering and hope to scale more peaks.

"The male mountaineers have set many records but women have fallen behind. It can be difficult for women because they are considered not as strong as men and face many problems like finding toilets."

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first people to conquer Everest's 29,035ft peak in 1953. It has since been scaled almost 4,000 times.

In June last year, a 73-year-old woman became the oldest woman to reach the peak of the world's highest mountain.

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