The first Thai woman to conquer Mount Everest, Ms Napassaporn Chumnarnsit, said the success was inspired by her determination to have the picture of the King and the Thai national flag on the mountain summit.


The 32-year-old dentist at Prachuab Khiri Khan provincial hospital recalled her May 19 successful adventure to the summit of the world’s highest mountain after she and her team of mountain climbers were honoured by the Nepalese minister of Tourism and Sports after they returned safely to the ground.

Thai ambassador to Nepal was also at the meeting where she was honoured with a certificate and flowers.

Ms Napassaporn or Doctor-Oeem said her success in climbing Mount Everest was inspired by her strong determination to have the image of His Majesty the King and the Thai national flag on top of Everest.

She recalled that the first moment when she reached the Everest summit was that she felt empty.

This was because in the moments before reaching the top, she didn’t think of anything , even herself, the only thing that was in her mind was that the King’s image and the Thai flag must be there.

It was also the many ambitions that she had wished to achieve for so long, which encouraged her to fufill her dream, she said.

Napassaporn added that  if she just thought of herself she would never have fulfilled the mission.

As she was climbing higher and higher, she seemed to feel like she was discovering some facts of life, she told us.

It was that if one has strong determination to do something, nothing can stop you, no matter how big the obstacle and the difficulty is.

Her team which included another Thai climber Komrat Pichitdet, and a Norwegian climber will be in Katmandu to celebrate the team’s success on May 29 before returning to Thailand.

Earlier, a Thai climber Vithitnan Rojanapanich had also conquered the Everest peak on  May 2.


 With thanks to the Pattaya Mail

By Juninho