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Meet the youngest woman to scale Mount Everest

Last updated on: May 17, 2019 15:57 IST

At 23, Sheetal Raj from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand is the youngest woman to scale the world's highest peak.

Sheetal Raj is the youngest woman to scale Mt Everest

IMAGE: Sheetal Raj, 23 is the youngest woman to scale Mt Everest.    Photographs: Sheetal Raj/Facebook

Twenty three year old mountaineer Sheetal Raj has become one of the youngest women to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

In 2018, Raj, who hails from Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand had scaled Kanchenjunga peak, thus becoming the youngest Indian woman to scale the world's third highest peak.

Uttarakhand's chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated Sheetal on his Twitter page.

He tweeted "This is a proud moment. A daughter of Uttarakhand has scaled both Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga at a very young age."

Sheetal Raj is youngest to scale Mt Everest

IMAGE: At the Everest base camp, after the final round of acclimatisation. 

Sheetal Raj's father, who is driver by profession said, "We had watched this in television only, that there is something called Mount Everest."

Sheetal was part of a five member crew 'Climbing Beyond the Summit Everest expedition 2019.'

She started her mountaineering journey in 2018 and summited Kanchenjanga peak (8,586 m) on May 21, 2018.

Sheetal Raj makes a world record

IMAGE: 'Happy to receive this certificate from Golden Book Of World Records,' Sheetal wrote on Facebook.

Watch the video below to see her journey. 
Video: Kind courtesy ANI


 With inputs from AGENCIES