A Nepalese woman mountaineer has been recognised by the Guinness World Records for climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season.

Nepal’s Tourism Minister Posta Bahadur Bogati handed over the certificate issued by the Guinness World Records to 29-year-old Chhurim, who scaled the 8,850 m (29,035 feet) summit on May 12 last year, and again a week later on May 19.

Chhurim, who like most Nepalese Sherpas uses only one name, said she plans to climb other high peaks in the future.

Everest has been scaled by nearly 4,000 climbers of whom women constitute only a small number, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association.