Baljeet Kaur and Gunbala Sharma have become The First Indian Women Mountaineers to Summit Mount Pumori in Nepal.
- The two women are also the first ones to scale a mountain that is a part of the Everest Massif.
- Everest Massif is formed by four peaks- Mount Pumori(7,161m), Mount Nuptse(7,862 m), Mount Lhotse(8,516m) and Mount Everest(8,848.86m) together.
About the Expedition:
i.The Everest Massif expedition was flagged off by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju in Delhi on March 27.
ii.The aim of this expedition is to make the first Indian ascent of the challenging Mt Nuptse and Mt Pumori, besides making an ascent of the difficult Mt Lhotse.
iii.The mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur, of Solan district of Himachal Pradesh and Gunbala Sharma of Rajasthan are part of this 12-member team that attempted to conquer all four peaks that are part of the Everest Massif.
iv.Two sherpas Nuri Sherpa and Gelu Sherpa accompanied the two mountaineers to the peak
v.It has to be noted that on May 10,2021, two Indian male mountaineers Hem Raj and Stanzin Norboo had submitted the same mountain, along with four sherpas.
vi.Mount Pumori and Mount Nuptse are considered to be the toughest mountains to summit in the world.
Recent Related news:
Recently,a 28-year-old Priyanka Mohite from Maharashtra became the first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna(8,091metres), the 10th highest mountain peak in the world.
Nepal has the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest as well as 1,310 peaks over 6,000 m height.
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