Shivangi, youngest Indian woman to climb Mt Everest; 27 more scale mountain today

KATHMANDU: A 16-year-old Indian girl among 27 climbers successfully climbed the world’s highest mountain this morning.

According to Seven Summit Treks, 16-year-old Shivangi Pathak from Haryana became India’s youngest woman to climb Mt Everest from Nepal side as she along with climbing guides – Dawa Sherpa, Nima Norbu Sherpa and Furba Dorchi Sherpa scaled the mountain.

Born in Hisar of Haryana in northwestern India, Pathak climbed Mt Everest exploring a message that women could overcome every obstacle to achieve their goals. Pathak was inspired by Arunima Sinha, the first Indian amputee to climb Mt Everest. Javier Camacho (Spain) and Jangbu Sherpa also climbed Everest this morning, Thaneswar Guragai of Seven Summit Treks, said.

Chairman at Pioneer Adventure Pvt. Ltd shared that Szczepan Janusz Brzeski and Magdalena Katorzyna of Polan, Bhagwan Chawale and Prajit Pardesi from India as well as Phunjo Jangmu Lama and Diki Sherpa scaled Mt Everest this morning.

“Climbing guides including Ngima Dorchi Sherpa, Raj Kumar Tamang, Pasang Tenji Sherpa, Dorchi Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa and Kami Sherpa also stood atop the mountain accompanying the expedition members,” he said.

According to Tilak Ram Pandey, a liaison officer at the Mt Everest base camp, the climbers who scaled Mt Everest today include 12 foreigners. If weather allows, the climbers who have already reached Camp IV will attempt to climb the mountain tomorrow, he added.

Earlier, 39 climbers scaled Mt Everest on Monday while 94 more made it to the summit point yesterday. At least eight rope-fixing Sherpa became the first team to reach the summit point as they opened the route on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the world’s fourth highest peak also recorded a few summits this morning. According to Seven Summit Treks, Suzuki Yachio (Japan) along with Fursang Sherpa and Tenjing Norbu Sherpa climbed Mt Lhotse.