Anshu Jamsenpa: The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in 5 days

Updated 1826 GMT (0226 HKT) September 12, 2017

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(CNN)Most people don't make it to the top of the world once.

But mother-of-two Anshu Jamsenpa, aged 38, has done it five times, all from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest -- an incredible feat for any mountaineer.
This year, she broke a world record and made global headlines when she became the first woman to conquer the 29,028-feet-tall (8,848 meter) Himalayan giant twice in five days -- first on May 16, and then again on May 21.
Anshu Jamsenpa completed her second ascent to the top of Mount Everest this year on May 21.
Astonishingly, this wasn't her first double ascent on a single trip.
In 2011, Jamsenpa summited the tallest mountain in the world on May 12 and May 21. She subsequently made a single summit in 2013.
Jamsenpa attributes her amazing achievements to the connection climbing Everest gives her to her faith.