After an 8 hour long top attack, she reached the peak of the world on May 22. “I got such a rush of joy when I realized I had only a few steps to the top,” Pompe said in a press release. At 9 pm she left her camp at 8300 meters altitude (27230 feet), 8 hours later she stood on the top of the world’s tallest mountain, located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya on the Nepal/China (Tibet) border. Pompe and her team were climbing alone for a while, before they encountered some climbers on the southern side of the mountain. Everybody in the Pompe team is OK and reportedly feeling very happy. Pompe is an outdoor athlete, a world champion freediver and climber, who according to her website – www.anneliepompe.com - feels as home at the bottom of the sea as on the top of a mountain.

First Swedish woman to reach Mount Everest, a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma or Jo-mo glang-ma ri (The Mother of Universe in tibetan), the "top of the world" was Renata Chlumska, who was part of a Swedish expedition lead by the late Göran Kropp on May 5, 1999. A second Swedish woman, Tina Sjögren, reached the top only weeks later as part of an international expedition.

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Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain measured from the sea level. Its actual height has been debated for years but China and Nepal agreed to a height of 8848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level in April, 2010.