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Lhakpa Sherpa (Nepal ):
Lhakpa Sherpa (also Lakpa), a mountain climber and housekeeper, has climbed Mt. Everest as many as seven times, the most of any woman in the world in 2000. Not only that, she became the first Nepalese woman to climb and descend Everest successfully. Raised in Makalu, Nepal, she was one among 11 children of his parents. Married to George Dijmarescu, a Romanian-American, for 12 years, she has two daughters and one son. In 2000 she was the leader of an expedition sponsored by Asian Trekking. On September 18, 2000 she became the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest and survive (see also Pasang Lhamu Sherpa). This climb was with the Nepali Women Millennium Expedition. For the first time, she met her would-be husband in 2000 in Kathmandu and married him in 2002. In 2016, she received recognition as the woman with the most Everest summitings and completed her seventh summit that year.
|Lhakpa Sherpa The Himalayan Times|
|First woman on Mt. Everest. Junko Tabei Alchetron|
Born in Miharu, Fukushima, Tabei is the fifth daughter in a family of seven children and she learned to climb mountain when she was just 10. Coming from a poor family, she did not have the luxury to climb some peaks when she was in school. With help from many sources, she continued her passion and ultimately she became popular world over when Junko Tabei reached the summit on 16 May 1975 - the first woman to make a successful ascent.
Malavath Purna (INDIA):
Malavath Purna (born 10 June 2000), an Indian mountaineer hails from from Nizamabad district, Telangana. At the age of 13 and 11 months on 25 May 2014, Purna scaled the highest roof in the world - Mount Everest and became the youngest person to have reached the summit. She was accompanied by Anand Kumar, a 16 year old boy and a school student from Khammam, Andhra.
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Raised just outside Glacier National Park in Whitefish, Montana, USA, Melissa Arnot, while a college student, saved enough money to learn mountaineering and in 2001 she first climbed Mount
Rainier, a tall dormant volcanic peak in Washington state. She is a specialist in wilderness medicine and received certification in 2002. As a guide and mountaineer, she had scaled Mt. Rainier 90 times since 2001, a whooping record for a young woman. She teaches Wilderness EMT courses for Remote Medical International.Arnot's summit attempts in 2014 and 2015 had to be given up because of avalanche at Mount Everest.
|Scaled Everest twice. Santosh Yadav. First name|
Premlata Agarwal (India):
|India's first oldest woman to reach Everest.Premlata. The Telegraph|
She was part of a 22 member team that took the extremely windy and greatly risk-prone challenging South Col (Camp 4 at 26,000ft) route from Nepal side. It was led by Steven Sherpa Dawa and guided by the Asian Trekking Agency. Because of extreme weather condition at 26000 feet on the high mountains such as gale, heavy snowfall, etc, the team had some setbacks and their ascent on Everest got delayed.
Earlier, Premlata Agarwal went on expeditions, under Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, to Island Peak in Nepal in 2004, the Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft) and Mt Stok Kangri (20,150ft) in 2006 and the First Indian Women’s Thar Desert Expedition in 2007. The latter was a 40-day camel safari from Bhuj, Gujarat to the Wagah border in Punjab (East).
Premlata has made a mark in her life-long vision of empowering women and she is a source of inspiration to other aspiring women.
Ming Kipa (Nepal):
|Nepal's 15 year old Mt Everest summittee. Getty Images|
Incidentally, by 2003, about 1200 people had reached Everest since 1953 and about 175 died.
Bachendri Pal ( India):
|Bachendri Pal,India.May 23, 1984. economictimes.indiatimes.com|
Bachendri Pal (born 24 May 1954 in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Raised in a village Nakuri in Uttarkashi, district of Garhwal, Uttarakhand state in the Himalayas, she was one of seven children to Hansa Devi and Shri Kishan Singh Pal – a border tradesman who supplied groceries from India to Tibet. She came from a lower middle class family with moderate income. She received her M.A. and B.Ed. from D.A.V. Post Graduate College Dehradun. When she was just 12, she with her friends, climbed a peak -13,123 ft (3,999.9 m) high peak during a school picnic. While doing courses in mountaineering at NIM, she climbed Mt. Gangotri 21,900 ft (6,675.1 m) and Mt. Rudragaria 19,091 ft (5,818.9 m) and that established her as a good mountaineer. In her family she had to face tough opposition regarding her choice of carrier. She preferred mountaineering to teaching profession. Impressed with her dedication to mountain climbing, she became an instructor at the National Adventure Foundation (NAF), which had set up an adventure school for training women to learn mountaineering.
On an expedition to Everest in May 1984, when camping at 24000 feet on the way to Everest, her team faced tough challenges and near disaster when an avalanche (on the night of May 15 or 16 around 12.30 am) buried her camp. She had a close brush with
the moving ice mass that jolted her and others from sleep.
Consequently, half of her group abandoned their ascent for various reasons, but Bachendri Pal and others undeterred, kept pushing themselves up and at South Col (26000 feet) after camping in the early morning around 6.30 am while climbing the vertical ice cliff on May 23, 1984 the team faced snow storm (blowing at roughly 100 km/hr) and the temperature plummeted to minus 30 to 40 degree Celsius and at last they made it to the roof of the world. On the day before her 30th birth day, Bachendri Pal made history.
Lydia Bradey (New Zealand):
|Lydia Bradey is a New Zealand mountaineer. Radio New Zealand|
Lydia Bradey became the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1988, a feat that had not been achieved before by a woman.
Tashi and Nungshi Malik (India):
Tashi and Nungshi Malik (born on 21 June 1991) are the first youngsters and twins to climb the Seven Summits in different continents, besides the North and South Poles, thus completing the Adventurers Grand Slam .
The Malik twins (Tashi and Nungshi) are Indian twins, originally from Haryana state and now reside in Dehradun, India. Their father was a retired Indian Army officer, Col Virendra Singh Malik. The girls attended several schools in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Manipur, including the famous Lawrence School, Lovedale, near Oooty (Ootacamund), Tamil Nadu.
|The Malik twins (Tashi and Nungshi). en.wikipedia.org|
They have a string of following records to their credit (vide Wikipedia):
01. First female twins to scale Mt. Everest (Climbed at 21 years of age).
02 First siblings & twins to climb ‘Seven Summits’ (highest peaks in all continents).
03. First siblings & twins to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge.
04. Youngest persons ever to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge.
05. First twins to reach South Pole on Skis (last degree).
06. First twins to reach North Pole on Skis, (last degree).
Besides, they also hold innumerable other records, which no body can imagine. They were conferred India's highest adventure honor 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award' 2015 by the President of India on 29 Aug 2016. On 23 Oct 2016, they were awarded 2016 Leif Erikson Young Explorer Award in Husavik, by the President of Iceland.
Arunima Sinha (born 1988) is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest and also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.
|With Prime Minister Modi.Book Launch. Arunima Sinha. arunimasinha.com|
|with Indian President. Arunima Sinha govt. award. arunimasinha.com|
Sinha. hailing from from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, India was a national level Volley ball player. As ill-luck would have it, while traveling by train on 11 April 2011 to Delhi to take a competitive exams, she was pushed out of the train by the merciless chain snatchers. She fell on the parallel track and a passing train crushed her left leg below the knee and the doctors amputated her leg to save her life. Later she was fitted with a prosthetic leg.
Undeterred and encouraged by her brother, she focused her interest on mountaineering, unmindful of her physical handicap and later showed her talents in this tough outdoor activity. She received additional training from Bachendri pal, another Woman mountaineer at Uttar Kasi camp under Tata Steel Adventure Foundation. After scaling a few peaks and gaining confidence, she embarked on an expedition to Mt. Everest, partly sponsored by the Tata Group. On on 21 May 2013, at 10:55 am, she made history by becoming the first female amputee in the world to scale Everest. She took 52 days to achieve this feat. In 2015, she was awarded Padmasri by the Indian government.
Sinha, though physically handicapped, through sheer determination and guts has made history, thus proving that anything is possible under the sun, if we have the courage and trust in us.
Lori Schneider (USA):
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Lori Schneider developed a taste for traveling when she was 15 years old. She traveled to numerous places to get exposed to different cultures, people, and challenging experiences. Graduated from an all-women’s college in 1978, Lori began a twenty-year teaching career in teaching school children. In 1999, when she was 43, Lori developed Multiple Sclerosis, experiencing numbness over 50% of her body. Within a span of two months, it had affected the rest of the body. The doctors confirmed that it was MS, she did not lose hope, rather she came more resolute and had begun to show more interest in travel. Her main target was the mesmerizing mountains across the globe - the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Australia, Antarctica, and Asia under her belt, Lori became the first person in the world with MS to conquer the "Seven Summits". Lori’s message to adults and children alike, reminds us that if we believe, we can achieve.
Chhurim is a Nepali mountaineer and the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in the same season, a feat which was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013. She accomplished this feat in 2012, climbing Everest on May 12 and May 19 of that year, a monumental feat.
Many records are set on Mt. Everest, but none had made it to the top twice in the same season, within a short gap. Chhurim, then a fifth grader, wanted to grab this record and it was Pasang Lhamu Sherpa -- the first Nepalese woman to climb Everest (she died during her descent) -- was the source of inspiration. She achieved this feat with sustained efforts and faith in her that most girls the same age couldn't conceive of. and try."
"To date, the total number of people who have successfully climbed Everest from the Nepalese side, according to the Expedition Department at the Ministry of Tourism, stands at 3,842. Of them only 219 are women, out of whom a mere 21 are Nepalese.
Pemba Doma Sherpa (Nepal):
|Pemba Doma Sherpa. with Napalese prince and princes. Getty Images|
In May 2007, during a snowstorm, unfortunately Pemba Doma fell from an elevation of 8000 meters while descending Lhotse. The fall was witnessed by Australian mountaineer Philip Ling who was also climbing the mountain. Two other Sherpas also died while trailing a group of clients during a snowstorm.