Anshu Jamsenpa – The lady that moved mountains

Anshu with President of India 20 March 2013

How the North-East found us yet another name to be proud of!

Anshu Jamsenpa has been invited by the TEDx community to talk about her journey so far. TEDx is a global set of conferences which is run by the slogan “Ideas worth Spreading”. She will be seen attending this event at Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai which will be held on 7th August.

If you say climbing the Everest is difficult, hold your horses because you are just about to meet Anshu Jamsenpa. Anshu Jamsenpa, a mother of two, holds the record of scaling the Mount Everest twice in just ten days.

Having scaled Mount Everest thrice, this lady does not think of stopping anytime soon. Albeit having gotten an invitation from the US government, to which she kindly declined,she believed in promoting adventure tourism especially in North East because she saw a huge potential for that.With aspirations to do something in life, she has undeniably come a very long way and it just doesn’t end here.

She is one of the Brand Ambassadors of Clean India Campaign nominated by the Ministry of Home Affairs Govt of India. She is also the Brand Ambassador of India’s largest university, The Lovely Professional University, Punjab.

She also starred as lead female actress in National Award Winning feature film “Crossing Bridges” Her movie has also won several national and international film festival awards within India and abroad.

Some of the peaks she has climbed since the beginning of her mountaineering career (since 2010) along with Mount Everest are Mt. Nepal Peak 23517 ft., Mt. Gorichen 21286 ft., Shigri Parvat 21410 ft., Lobuche Peak 20075 ft., Pokhalde Peak 19639 ft. and Island Peak 2035 ft..

Anshu also attempted scaling Mt Everest the fourth time in order to raise awareness for breast cancer and gender equality but wasn’t able to do due to the deadly avalanche that killed 22 mountaineers and injured several others. She was lucky to be safe and unharmed but her camp was totally devastated.

Hailing from Bomdila, the remote border town in Arunachal Pradesh, she has in the past, she has in the past highlighted how many women in the North East are bound by restrictions and obligations and how doing what she believed in helped her to achieve all that she has. This North Eastern woman has come a long way ever since!


PR sent to reviewNE by TEDxJaiHindCollege team.