Nirmal Purja, a Nepali mountaineer and former British army soldier, has climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-high mountains in a record-breaking 189 days. He recently reached the top of his 14th mountain ‘Shishapangma’ in China. He was already the holder of numerous records – including the fastest “double-header” of two mountains higher than 8,000 ..
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Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb the Mt Everest. She was also the first woman to climb all the Seven Summits. The seven summits are the highest mountains in all the seven continents. It includes Mt Everest – 8,848 meters in Asia Mt Aconcagua – 6,961 meters in South America. Mt Denali – ..
Aparna Kumar, a 2002 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer, has been honoured with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018. With this, she became the first IPS officer to be bestowed with this prestigious award. Currently, she is posted as DIG in Indo Tibetan Police Force at Dehradun. This is the highest National award ..
Saray Khumalo, a Zambia-born Johannesburg resident, has become the first black African women to conquer the summit of Mount Everest, with an elevation of 8,848m, in her fourth attempt. She uses her expeditions to raise funds for libraries and support children’s educational activities in Africa. So far, she has managed to raise about $80,000 for ..
Sangeeta Bahl (53), the former model and entrepreneur from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), has become the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world’s tallest peak “Mount Everest” on 19th May 2018 with the help of two Sherpas. She also became the first woman from J&K to scale the mountain. She broke the record held ..