Without oxgyen aid, American woman set record on Mt Everest from Tibet side

KATHMANDU: Thirty-three-year-old Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to successfully climb the world highest peak without using supplemental oxygen.

She reached the summit on Monday from the Tibet side, according to Jiban Ghimire, the Managing Director at Shangri-La Nepal Treks.

According to reports, the photojournalist was a part of an expedition team handled by Alpenglow Expeditions.

Richards along with the team leader Adrian Ballinger had also appeared live on Snapchat and Instagram while being on the mountain, reports added.

Big thanks to everyone who has been following EverestNoFilter on Snapchat. @alpenglowexp and I hear and feel the support. You kick ass!!!!

— Cory Richards (@coryrichardsNG) May 21, 2016