A 16-year-old girl from Haryana, Shivangi Pathak, has become the youngest Indian woman to conquer Mt. Everest from the Nepali side. At such a young age, it needs courage for one to do something as adventurous as this.
Pathak holds a place among some 59 Indian nationals who scaled the peak during this mountaineering season as of Friday, May 18. On Thursday, she had successfully climbed Mt. Everest along with some travel guides “sherpas”.
The managing director of Seven Summit Treks, Pemba Sherpa said, Pathak has successfully climbed the Mt. Everest on Thursday along with the Sherpa guides and has descended to the base camp. She will reach Katmandu on Sunday, he added, as mentioned by HT report.
Pathak got inspired by Arunima Sinha, the first Indian amputee to conquer Mt. Everest. The message she wanted to convey is that willpower makes impossible possible, and women can counter every battle.
Since her early childhood days, she used to watch the videos of Sinha which encouraged her to climb Everest. Pathak had written on her facebook that she wanted to make her hometown Haryana and Hisar famous.
One of her achievements includes conquering Stok Khangri, a 6,053-metre peak in Ladakh. As soon as she returns to Kathmandu, Pathak will be awarded a certificate of being the youngest Indian woman to scale the mountain from Nepali side, said Sherpa.
This year 346 aspirants from about 43 countries are looking forward to achieving the feat. The report says, as of Friday, 18 May 2018, a total of 244 climbers have reached atop Mt Everest. Among them are 64 Americans, 59 Indians, 54 Chinese, 25 Nepalis and 24 from Brits.
Wishing you the strength and luck to conquer every odds in your life, Shivangi.