IN THE NEWS: Chhurim, Nepalese Woman, Becomes First Female To Summit Mount Everest Twice In One SeasonFrom The Huffington Post
by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. In fact, she did so a week apart. Guinness World Records said she is the first woman to climb the world's highest mountain twice in the same season – the brief window of good weather each year that allows climbers to reach the summit.
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K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is usually considered the most dangerous. The allure and challenge of K2 was irresistible to Heidi Howkins, a young mom who risked everything to become the first woman to summit K-2. After two failed attempts, Heidi shares her incredible story of personal risk and triumph.