Vietnamese woman conquers Mount Everest

By Trung Nghia   May 16, 2022 | 10:19 pm PT
Vietnamese woman conquers Mount Everest
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha climbs the world's highest peak of Mount Everest on May 16, 2022. Photo courtesy of Seven Summit Treks
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha has become the first Vietnamese woman to climb the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, a Nepal-based mountain climbing tour agency has confirmed.

On Monday morning, Seven Summit Treks, a company that organizes climbing expeditions over all mountains above 8,000 m in Nepal, China and Pakistan announced on its Twitter feed that Nha had succeeded in climbing the highest mountain via the southeast ridge at 3:30 a.m. Nepal time (4:45 a.m. Hanoi time).

It also confirmed she was the first Vietnamese woman to do so, emphasizing that it was a historic achievement for the Vietnamese climbing community.

Nha, 35, who works as a lawyer in HCMC, is a member of the Seven Summit Treks Everest Expedition 2022.

According to data of The Himalayan Database, only three Vietnamese people have successfully reached the summit of the world's highest mountain as of December last year, all of the males.

Mountaineering enthusiast Nha has conquered the seven highest peaks in the world. She successfully conquered Mount Vinson at a height of 4,892 meters above sea level in Antarctica on January 3 this year.

At a height of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), Mount Everest is known as Earth's highest point above sea level. It is in the Himalaya mountain range between Nepal and Tibet.

There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal and the other from the north in Tibet.

Everest has been climbed 10,657 times since it was first scaled in 1953 from the Nepali and Tibetan sides. Many have climbed it more than once, and 311 people have died, Reuters reported.

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