Many climbers attempt to summit Mount Everest every year and while a few succeed with aplomb, others end up losing their lives.
In an unprecedented feat, Indian mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa reached the highest peak in the world twice within five days.
Jamsenpa – a mother of two – first summitted Everest in 2011 and then in 2013. On 16 May, Jamsenpa completed her first successful 2017 summit, which was followed by another victorious ascent on 21 May.
According to the British Mountaineering Council, average treks up Mount Everest take two months to complete. Kilian Jornet from Spain recently set the record of the fastest summit in only 26 hours as part of a project called Summits of Life. His summit began on Saturday evening, 20 May.
Some 10 mountaineers have reportedly died attempting the summit in the last month. The bodies of four climbers were found by Nepalese sherpas in two tents at Camp Four. Their identities and cause of death are unknown.
This year also saw the death of world famous mountaineer Ueli Steck (40) of Switzerland while on Nuptse in the Himalayas.
Another climber who lost his life is 85-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal, who was attempting to reclaim the title of the world’s oldest alpinist – a title he held at the age of 78.