First Woman to Summit Mt. Everest Three Times

  • 28 May 2024

On May 26th, 2024, Purnima Shrestha, a mountaineer from Gorkha, Nepal, and a professional photojournalist made history by becoming the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest three times in a single season, achieving this remarkable feat in just 13 days.

Key Points

  • She first summited on May 12th, supported by Phura Temba Sherpa. Second on May 19th with Pasang Sherpa and third on May 26th accompanied Karma Gyaljen Sherpa.
  • She has now climbed Everest four times, with a previous summit achieved in 2018.
  • She not only scaled Everest but also several other challenging summits, such as Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mount K2.