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.

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.