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Bachendri pal
« on: January 12, 2006, 10:44:42 AM »
In the hoopla called cricket and Dhoni....  we have probably forgotton our old heroes ( or heroines..... does heroine tag suits Bachendri pal :-\)

Our home grown montanier, first Indian female to reach on top of the world ...Sagarmatha ( or Mt. Everest.... if u say so ;D)...... Am I right, or some mistake in my History..........  I am forgetting the things with age
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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 01:49:48 PM »
Bachendri Pal
 
was the first Indian woman to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, in 1984. Her father was a border tradesman who took atta and rice from India to Tibet on mules, horses and goats. He eventually settled near Uttarkashi, where he married and they raised their five children. Bachendri, the middle child, was born in 1954. Always a rebellious child, she loved wandering by herself in the Garhwal Himalayas. Her family was often entertained by her dreams of travelling in airplanes and meeting famous people. She was independent and fearless, and first tasted the excitement of the high altitudes when a group of 12-year-old classmates climbed to 4000m (13123 feet) during a picnic, could not come down by nightfall, and spent the night there without food or shelter.
At 13, like most Garhwal girls she was expected to leave school and help in the house, but she studied on her own at night until her determination impressed her family to let her finish high school. She still earned money by sewing in her spare time. The principal of her school persuaded her family to send her to college, where she beat both boys and girls in rifle shooting and other competitions.

Her B.A. thrilled her parents, who wanted her to be the first girl in the village with a higher degree. She eventually an M.A. in Sanskrit and then a B.Ed. In spite of these achievements the job offers that came in were only for low-paid, temporary, junior-level positions, so Bachendri applied to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering for a course. She was judged the best student in the course, and marked down as 'Everest material', much to her surprise.

In an advanced camp at NIM in 1982, she climbed Gangotri I (6,672 m/ 21900 ft) and Rudugaira (5,819 m / 19091 ft). Her mentor was Brigadier Gyan Singh, director of the National Adventure Foundation, who set up an Adventure Club for young women to learn mountaineering skills. It also provided an instructor's job for Bachendri, whose family was under economic pressure.

 India's fourth expedition to Everest was scheduled for 1984, and only four women in the world had ever scaled the peak. The '84 team consisted of seven women and eleven men, and this was Bachendri Pal's first real expedition. After an avalanche, injuries, and other problems, she stood on the summit of Sagarmatha (the Nepali name for the highest peak in the world) at 1:07 pm on 23 May, 1984. 29,028 ft, or 8848 m.

The year after this accomplishment, Pal led an all-woman team to Everest, and in 1994, led an all-woman rafting team down the Ganga, from Hardwar to Calcutta. In 1997
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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 03:50:48 PM »
Colonel Sir,

Thanks for the informative writeup and telling us how a fellow person achieved such heights with her determination..
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 11:19:38 AM »
Bachendri Pal summited Everest on May 23, 1984 via the standard south east ridge route. She was the first woman from India to summit Everest.

 HER CURRICULUM VITAE

 

NAME:  MS. BACHENDRI PAL

 

DAUGHTER OF:  LATE SHRI KISHAN SINGH PAL & SMT. HANSA DEVI

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH ON 24TH MAY AT NAKURI, UTTARKASHI, UTTARANCHAL

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:  M.A., B.Ed

 

 

AWARDS

1.   PADMASHREE -1985

2.   ARJUNA AWARD -   1986

3.   NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARD - 1994

4.   LISTED IN GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS - 1990

5.   LIMKA BOOK OF RECORDS (PEOPLE OF THE YEAR   -1997

6.   YASH BHARTI AWARD BY THE GOVT. OF U.P. -1995 

7.   HON. D.LITT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF GARHWAL - 1997

8.   NATIONAL YOUTH AWARD -1985

9.   GOLD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN MOUNTAINEERING BY THE IMF

10. MAHILA SHIROMANI AWARD -    1997

11. GOLD MEDAL BY THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION OF U.P. - 1985

12. FIE FOUNDATION�S NATIONAL AWARD  - 1990         

13. 1ST  CSR GOLD MEDAL  -    1984

14. CALCUTTA SPORTS JOURNALIST�S ASSOCIATION  AWARD - 1985

15. CALCUTTA LADIES STUDY GROUP AWARD      - 1986

 

MOUNTAINEERING AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

 

1.   SUMMITER OF MT. GANGOTRI � 1 (6672 MTR) AND MT. RUDUGAIRA (5819 MTR)

 

2.   EXPEDITION TO MT. MANA IN 1983 REACHED UPTO 23000 FT.

 

3.   MEMBER OF INDIAN MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION IN 1984 AND CLIMBED MT. EVEREST ON THE 23RD MAY 1984.

 

4.      LEADER AND SUMMITER OF MT. KEDARNATH DOME EXPEDITION IN 1986 (6380  MTR)

 

5.      CLIMBED MT. BLANC, THE HIGHEST PEAK IN EUROPE IN 1986 (15,782 FT.)

 

6.      LED TATA�S SUCCESSFUL EXPEDITION TO MT. SRIKAILASH IN 1988 (22,744 FT)

 

7.      LED TATA�S SUCCESSFUL EXPEDITION TO MT. KAMET AND MT. ABI-GAMIN IN 1989 (7756 MTR AND 7735 MTR RESPECTIVELY)

 

8.      CLIMBED MT. RUAPEHU MT. ERNSLOW AND MT. AGRIUS IN NEW ZEALAND IN 1990

 

9.      LEADER � WOMEN�S PRE-EVEREST SELECTION EXPEDITION TO MT. KAMET (25,445 FT) AND MT. ABI-GAMIN (24,130 FT) IN 1991.  16 GIRLS CLIMBED MT. ABI-GAMIN AND REACHED A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 25,350 FT ON MT. KAMET.

 

10.  LEADER � WOMEN�S 2ND PRE-EVEREST SELECTION EXPEDITION TO MT. MAMOSTANG KANGRI (24,686 FT).  15 MEMBERS INCLUDING 10 GIRLS REACHED THE SUMMIT.  A FIRST ASCENT BY WOMEN � 1992.

 

11.  LEADER � TATA�S MT. SHIVLING EXPEDITION IN 1992.

 

12.  LEADER � INDO-NEPALESE WOMEN�S MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION IN 1993.  THIS EXPEDITION LCOULD CREATE 7 WORLD RECORDS AND 18 PEOPLE REACHED THE SUMMIT INCLUDING 7 WOMEN.

 

13.  SINCE 1984, PROMOTING MULTIFARIOUS ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL AND TATA STEEL IN PARTICULAR -

 

      PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH ADVENTURE LEARNING :- TATA STEEL IS PERHAPS THE ONLY ONE COMPANY IN INDIA WHICH HAS MADE ADVENTURE TRAINING COMPULSORY FOR THE NEW RECRUITS (AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ITS ONE YEAR TRAINING) FOR THEIR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT.

 

14.  LEADER � THE GREAT INDIAN WOMEN�S RAFTING VOYAGE� 1994, PIONEERING EFFORT BY WOMEN IN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE JOURNEY IN THE GANGES FROM HARIDWAR TO CALCUTTA 2150 KM.

 

15.  LEADER � THE INDIAN WOMEN�S FIRST TRANS HIMALAYAN JOURNEY� 1997.  EFFORT BY WOMEN IN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE TREKKING JOURNEY FROM ARUNACHAL PRADESH (EAST) TO SIACHEN (WEST) REACHING INDIRA COL THE NORTHERN MOST TIP OF INDIA (20100 FT), COVERING MORE THAN 4500 KM IN �225� DAYS CROSSING MORE THAN 40 HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES.  THIS IS THE FIRST SUCCESS BY ANY COUNTRY.

 

16. TREKKED THE ENTIRE SNOWDONIA CIRCUIT IN PLAS-Y-BRENIN NORTH WALES . U.K., - 1998.

 

17.   LEADER �VIJAY RALLY TO KARGIL� � 1999.  EXPEDITION ON MOTORCYCLES BY WOMAN MOUNTAINEERS TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS. ROUTE TAKEN, DELHI-MANALI-LEH-KARGIL-DRAS-KARGIL-SRINAGAR-JAMMU-HARYANA-DELHI CROSSING ROHTANG PASS (13044�), TANGLANG LA (17582�)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER ORGANISATIONS

 

1.MEMBER OF EXPLORER�S CLUB, NEW YORK

 

2.FELLOW MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, U.K. (FRGS)

 

3.LIFE MEMBER OF HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE, DARJEELING

 

4.CHAIR-PERSON, BHAGIRATHI SEVEN SISTER�S ADVENTURE CENTRE, UTTARKASHI

 

5.MEMBER OF INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI

 

6.LIFE MEMBER OF HIMALAYAN CLUB, MUMBAI   

 

MEMBERSHIP IN GOVERNMENT AND OTHER MOUNTAINEERING ORGANISATIONS

 

1.EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER OF NEHRU INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAINEERING, UTTARKASHI AND HMI DARJEELING

 

2.MEMBER CENTRAL SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL YOUTH AWARD OF GOVT. OF INDIA.

 

3.EX-MEMBER OF NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF GOVT. OF INDIA

 

4.MEMBER OF THE GENERAL BODY OF SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

 

5.EX-MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL SELECTION COMMITTEE, GOVT. OF INDIA FOR NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARD.

 

6.EX-MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE PLAN COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH, UNDER DEPT. OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS

 

7.MEMBER OF INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING FOUNDATION, NEW DELHI.

 

VISITS  ABROAD

 

1.MEMBER OF THE INDIAN YOUTH DELEGATION TO WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL

MOSCOW (U.S.S.R.) IN 1985.

 

2.ADDRESSED EXPLORER�S CLUB, NEW YORK IN MARCH� 1986 AND DELIVERED

 LECTURE IN THREE CITIES IN U.S.A. AND TORONTO IN CANADA.

 

3.REPRESENTED INDIA IN WORLD EMINENT WOMEN MOUTAINEERING MEET IN

CHAMONIX, FRANCE IN JULY� 1986.

 

4.STUDY AND CLIMBING TOURS TO-FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, WEST GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND ENGLAND IN MAY� 1986

 

5.ONE OF THE INDIAN DELEGATES TO THE FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN U.S.S.R. IN JULY�1987

 

6.ATTENDED HIMALAYAN FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG IN 1988 AS AN INDIAN DELEGATE

 

7.40 DAYS CLIMBING/LECTURE TOURS IN 4 MAJOR CITIES OF NEW ZEALAND, SPONSORED BY WOMEN CLIMBING NETWORK OF NEW ZEALAND IN 1990.  ALSO HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF 14 KM WHITE WATER RAFTING IN SHOTOVER RIVER.

 

8.LEADER � INDIAN DELEGATION TO JAPAN FOR CROSS CULTURAL CLEAN MOUNTAIN YOUTH PROJECT IN AUGUST�1994, TREKKED TO MT. TAMURASHI.

 

9.INVITED BY HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE TRUST OF JAPAN IN 1995, TO ATTEND SYMPOSIUM TO COMMEMMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE 1ST ASCENT OF EVEREST BY A WOMAN.  CLIMBED MT. FUJI.

 

10.PARTICIPATED IN WOMEN�S 1ST INTERNATIONAL CLIMBING SEMINAR AND STUDY TOUR IN U.K. IN 1998.

 

11.ATTENDED 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS AT  PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY FROM 30TH NOVEMBER TO 3RD DECEMBER 1999.

 

12.COMPLETED A 3 MONTH OUTDOOR EDUCATORS TRAINING IN SIR EDMUND HILLARY OUTDOOR PURSUIT CENTRE NEW ZEALAND IN 2001.

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

1.AUTHOR OF EVEREST � MY JOURNEY TO THE TOP, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, DELHI..
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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007, 06:30:21 AM »
Bhai +1 karma aapko is badhiya information ke liye.
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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 10:39:51 AM »
Bachendri Pal
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Bachendri Pal, born in 1954 in Nakuri village, Garhwal, India, is the first Indian woman (and the fifth in the world), to scale the Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. She scaled the peak on 23rd May 1984, and stood on the summit of Sagarmatha (the Nepali name for the Mt. Everest) at 1.07 p.m. IST, and remained there with one of her co-mountaineers, for 43 minutes.

Early life
Bachendri Pal was born into a family of very moderate means, in 1954, in a village named Nakuri in Garhwal. Her father, Kishan Singh Pal, was a small trader who used to carry provisions like wheat flour and rice from India to Tibet on mules and goats. Eventually he settled in Uttarkashi, where he married; the couple had five children, Bachendri being the middle one. Bachendri was an active child, and did well in her school; she excelled in sports too, and at the same time was singled out in school for punishments for a variety of petty misconducts.

Her first exposure to mountaineering was at the age of 12, when during a picnic she along with several schoolmates climbed a 13,123 feet high peak. They could not climb down as it had already become dark and had to spend the night at the peak without any food or cover. The experience remained ingrained in her memory, heightening her love for adventure and the mountains. Despite many constraints, she continued her schooling and completed it successfully. On being persuaded by the principal of her school, her parents sent her to college. She completed her graduation, becoming the first girl of her village to do so. While doing her graduation, she also secured the first position in a rifle shooting event, beating other boys and girls. She also completed university courses leading to securing an MA and a Bachelor's degree in education.

Her family was facing financial troubles and she wanted a job desperately. However, the offers coming to her were not of her choice. She shared with her parents her desire to become a professional mountaineer. The family was “devastated,” as for them, her relatives and local people, the most suitable job for a woman was teaching, not mountaineering.

However, Bachendri did not budge from her determination. She joined the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM). She was declared the best student and was considered as “Everest material”. In 1982, while at NIM, she climbed Gangotri I (21,900 ft) and Rudugaria (19,091 ft). Around that time, she got employment as an instructor at the National Adventure Foundation, which had set up an adventure school to train women to learn mountaineering.


The ascent
In 1984, India had scheduled its fourth expedition, christened “Everest ‘84’”, to the Mount Everest. Bachendri was selected as one of the members of the elite group of six Indian women and eleven men who were privileged to attempt an ascent to the Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in the Nepalese. The news made her filled with a sense of ecstasy and excitement. The elite team was flown to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal in March 1984; and from there the team moved onwards. Recalling her first glimpse of the Mount Everest, Bachendri once reminisced: “We the hill people have always worshipped the mountains … my overpowering emotion at this awe-inspiring spectacle was, therefore, devotional.”

The team commenced its ascent in May, 1984. On the night of 15th-16th May, 1984, Bachendri and her tent mate were sleeping in one of the tents at Camp III at an altitude of about 24,000 feet. At around 00:30 hours (IST), at around 24,000 feet, she was jolted awake; something had hit her hard and she also heard a deafening sound; and at the same time she found herself being enveloped within a very cold mass of material. A serac on the Lhotse glacier, above the Camp III has slid down, and fallen on the camp raking havoc at the camp. Her tent mate using his knife could slash his way out of the mass of ice. He, thereafter, assisted Bachendri to dig her way out of the mess. Many members of the team were injured, and became unnerved; and they climbed down to the base camp. Despite an injury on her head, Bachendri chose to continue the ascent.

On 22nd May 1984, some other climbers joined the team to ascent the summit of the Mount Everest. Bachendri was the only woman in this group. They continued the ascent climbing “vertical sheets of frozen ice”, cold winds sometimes blowing at the speed of about 100 km per hour, temperatures touching below up to minus 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. On 23rd May 1984, Bachendri reached the summit of Mount Everest, and at 1:07 PM IST, she was standing at the peak (29,084 ft) along with one other climber. The peak was small to accommodate two persons; and there was a vertical drop of thousands of feet all around the peak. So they first made themselves secured by anchoring themselves by digging their ice axes into the snow.

Bachendri then sat on her knees, touched the summit with her head in the Hindu gesture of thanksgiving to the almighty; took an image of goddess Durga and a copy of Hanuman Chalisha (the Book of Forty Verses of Hanuman) and placed them in the snow. She remained on the summit for about 43 minutes, and took some photographs too. She became the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest, and the fifth women in the world.

She climbed down and reached the base camp safely. Her achievement brought her congratulations from many quarters across the world. In India, the President, the Prime Minister, and J. R. D. Tata congratulated her in person.


And beyond
She continued to be active after ascending the highest peak in the world. In 1985, She led an Indo-Nepalese Everest Expedition team comprising of only women. The expedition created seven world records and set benchmarks for Indian mountaineering. Nine years later, in 1994, she led an all women team of rafters. The team coursed through the waters of the river Ganges, covering 2,500 km from Haridwar to Kolkata.

Presently, she is working at a senior position in Tata Steel Adventure Foundation of the Tata Group. Her job includes training the management teams of the Tata Steel to build the team spirit through adventure activities like trekking and mountaineering; rowing and rafting; and spending time in camps and learning survival skills in difficult conditions.

Encapsulating the reasons of these adventure activities, she has once said: “Many people suffer from a misconception that mountaineering is just climbing and descending mountains with a rucksack. Well, it is much, much more. Any person who has had some experience in this will tell you how the adventure toughens a person, both mentally and physically. Both trekking and mountaineering are ideal and ultimate tests of human endurance. They teach you how to deal with critical situations; they force discipline and leadership qualities, humility, courage, self-respect, and self-confidence, besides bringing one in contact with people from different areas and different cultures.”

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 10:41:16 AM »
Bachendri Pal was born on 24 May 1954 at Nakuri, Uttar Kashi in Uttaranchal. Her father was a border tradesman who took atta (flour) and rice from India to Tibet on mules and horses.

 

Always a rebellious child, she loved wandering by herself in the Garhwal Himalayas. Her family was often entertained by her dreams of travelling in airplanes and meeting famous people. She was independent and fearless, and first tasted the excitement of the high altitudes when a group of 12-year-old classmates climbed to 4000m (13,123 feet) during a picnic, could not come down by nightfall, and spent the night there without food or shelter.

At 13, like most Garhwali girls, she was expected to leave school and help in the house, but she studied on her own at night until her determination impressed her family to let her finish high school. She still earned money by sewing in her spare time. The Principal of her school persuaded her family to send her to college, where she beat both boys and girls in rifle shooting and other competitions. Her B.A. thrilled her parents, who wanted her to be the first girl in the village with a higher degree. She eventually acquired an M.A. in Sanskrit and then a B.Ed.

Bachendri applied to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering for a course. She was judged the best student in the course, and marked down as 'Everest material'. She climbed three peaks in 1982, and also participated in two expeditions in 1982-83. She conquered Mount Everest on 23 May 1984. She is the first Indian women to reach the Everest summit of 8,848 metres which is the world's highest peak. She is the fifth woman to have done so. She feels that ‘Mixed teams are better than all women teams.

 

She is a member of the governing body of  IMF, HMI, NIM, National Adventure Foundation, Vice Chairman of Seven Sister's Adventure Club, Uttar Kashi and All India Women's Judo and Karate Federation,  and President of Lioness Club India. She is the Manager Adventure Programmes, Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.

In an advanced camp at NIM in 1982, she climbed Gangotri I (6,672 m/ 21,900 ft) and Rudugaira (5,819 m / 19,091 ft). Her mentor was Brigadier Gyan Singh, Director of the National Adventure Foundation, who set up an Adventure Club for young women to learn mountaineering skills. It also provided an instructor's job for Bachendri, whose family was under economic pressure.

The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had presented the 1986 Ladies Study Group Award to her in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the field of Mountaineering. She has been awarded Padmashree, Arjuna Award, IMF Gold Medal, and cash award from U.P. Government and TISCO.

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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 05:35:33 PM »
The first Indian woman to summit Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal, added another feather to her cap when she along with eight other women from India scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,335 feet. Ms Pal said it was more than a decade since she has attempted to summit any peak but the experience gave her a lot of confidence. She said, "I felt good that at 54 years, I could still do it." She said any such endurance sport builds confidence. She suggested that women of all ages should take confidence from their feat and attempt to discover their potential. The expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro was part of Tata Steel’s Centenary celebrations. It was an Indo-African team led by Ms Pal which attempted the summit where all the women barring its lone African team mate...

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 05:57:15 PM »
three cheers for ms. bachendri.. hip hip hurray hip hip hurray hip hip hurray :hello2:

The first Indian woman to summit Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal, added another feather to her cap when she along with eight other women from India scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,335 feet. Ms Pal said it was more than a decade since she has attempted to summit any peak but the experience gave her a lot of confidence. She said, "I felt good that at 54 years, I could still do it." She said any such endurance sport builds confidence. She suggested that women of all ages should take confidence from their feat and attempt to discover their potential. The expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro was part of Tata Steel’s Centenary celebrations. It was an Indo-African team led by Ms Pal which attempted the summit where all the women barring its lone African team mate...

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Re: Bachendri pal
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2008, 06:18:21 PM »
three cheers for ms. bachendri.. hip hip hurray hip hip hurray hip hip hurray :hello2:

The first Indian woman to summit Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal, added another feather to her cap when she along with eight other women from India scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,335 feet. Ms Pal said it was more than a decade since she has attempted to summit any peak but the experience gave her a lot of confidence. She said, "I felt good that at 54 years, I could still do it." She said any such endurance sport builds confidence. She suggested that women of all ages should take confidence from their feat and attempt to discover their potential. The expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro was part of Tata Steel’s Centenary celebrations. It was an Indo-African team led by Ms Pal which attempted the summit where all the women barring its lone African team mate...


wow!!!!!!! what a feat at 54. :smiley32:

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2008, 09:44:33 AM »
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The first Indian woman to summit Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal, added another feather to her cap when she along with eight other women from India scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,335 feet. Ms Pal said it was more than a decade since she has attempted to summit any peak but the experience gave her a lot of confidence. She said, "I felt good that at 54 years, I could still do it." She said any such endurance sport builds confidence. She suggested that women of all ages should take confidence from their feat and attempt to discover their potential. The expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro was part of Tata Steel’s Centenary celebrations. It was an Indo-African team led by Ms Pal which attempted the summit where all the women barring its lone African team mate...