Olympian Judoka Sabrina Filzmoser scales Mt Ama Dablam in 6 days
KATHMANDU: Austrian Judoka Sabrina Filzmoser (37) who won the Grand Slam in Paris twice successfully scaled Mt Ama Dablam in six days
Mingma David Sherpa, Managing Director at Himalayan Ski Trek, said that Sabrina successfully stood atop the peak on November 23. The reigning European Championships silver medallist was accompanied by Sherpa himself.
“We began our climbing on November 19 from Lukla while the team returned to Kathmandu after successfully scaling the 6,812-metre peak on Friday,” Sherpa, who was also part of the highest ever rescue efforts on Mt Everest in 2015, said. “We reached Camp I on November 21 and Camp II the next day to make final summit push.”
Sherpa said that she also climbed Mt Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain, last year.
According to reports, Sabrina, who contributes to a ‘Judo for Peace’ project in Nepal, is 2005 and 2010 World bronze medallist U57kg and she’s also 2008 and 2011 European Champion and 7th at the 2012 Olympic Games.
She also won the Super World Cup Tournoi de Paris in 2006 and 2008. At her comeback she took a bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Cancun in 2017.
Sabrina who started her Judo journey at the age of eight has been a strong supporter of ‘Judo for Peace’ project. The athlete also presented judogi to young Nepali children, visited different training centres and climbed Island Peak (6,189m) in 2013.