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1st Thai Mount Everest woman summiter meets PM

BANGKOK, 2 June 2016 (NNT) – “Dr. Im,” the first Thai woman who reached the summit of Mount Everest met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday. The PM confirmed the government will try the best to support Thai athletes.


Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Watthanawaranhkul and Dr.Med.Dent. Napassaporn Chumnarnsit or “Dr. Im” and entourage met with the PM at Government House.

Gen. Prayut praised the doctor, saying this year is the year of Thai sports and the government will do the utmost to assist Thai athletes in developing their skills and reaching their potential.

Dr. Im said she was happy and excited to meet the PM. It was her first time climbing Mount Everest which was the peak of her life. She added that she was proud to have an opportunity to bring a royal portrait of his Majesty the King up to the summit of Mount Everest to express her loyalty and honor the king.

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I am sorry in my thinking with this because I don't know the answer with any certainty. But given Thai unique outlook on accomplishments, one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself, or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top?

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(Satire)

PM to Dr.. Im: "You are the first Thai Wrapped Candy to litter Mount Everest, good thing it is cold up there so you didn't melt. I predict you will have a long shelf life as a candy, especially when compared to those without their wrapper."

Dr. Im: "..."

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I am sorry in my thinking with this because I don't know the answer with any certainty. But given Thai unique outlook on accomplishments, one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself, or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top?

"....or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top? "
She surely would have had a support team of Sherpas to assist as guides etc.Most climbers have to use guides AFAIK. I doubt she was carried on someone's shoulders. Credit to her.

And AFAIK, the government requires it and is part of the high cost of a license for permission to climb.

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I am sorry in my thinking with this because I don't know the answer with any certainty. But given Thai unique outlook on accomplishments, one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself, or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top?

The mountain climbing term is " short roped" . In essence you pay

a whole bunch of money, and the guides virtually drag you up

to the top. Not sure if that is what she did. In the Everest tragedy

written in the book Into Thin Air, a New York socialite was

short roped to the top.

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one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself

She had Vanessa-Mae climb for her. biggrin.png
Seriously, I am certain she made a successful ascent/descent.

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it's an achievement but 500 a year do it and pay a big sum to get the much needed assistance but does it warrant all this fuss? but I guess Thais achieve so little they have to go OTT when one does something but I don't think the other 499 should expect a trip to their respective PM's (elected or not)

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I am sorry in my thinking with this because I don't know the answer with any certainty. But given Thai unique outlook on accomplishments, one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself, or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top?

Like hiso kids brought to the top of Phu Kadung on stretchers.

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I am sorry in my thinking with this because I don't know the answer with any certainty. But given Thai unique outlook on accomplishments, one has to ask if she actually climbed this herself, or if she had paid experienced climbers to get her the way up to the top?

Access to the summit has a window of two weeks per year, mid May for a host of reasons / weather certainly but the winds primarily. There are up to 400 groups queued to access that trail in that window. Each "climber" has a team of 6-8 supporting 'their' climb, sometimes more and certain and lot more at base camp.

In short, no one climbs Everest 'themself' and it is still not easy. Certainly expensive.

Sorry even a Non-climber can be dragged up there or pushed if they paid enough money....

Does anyone know retails of her supposed climb?

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