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53-Year-Old Sangeeta Bahl Becomes The Oldest Indian Woman To Scale Mount Everest

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  •  May 28, 2018

Entrepreneur, mountaineer, and former Miss India finalist (in 1985), 53-year-old Sangeeta Bahl from Jammu and Kashmir has become the oldest Indian woman to conquer the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest.

Currently residing in Gurugram, Sangeeta scaled the peak on May 19 last week with the help of two Sherpas. She announced her achievement through her Facebook post that read, “I just returned to Kathmandu after my epic climb to Mount Everest. Wish to thank each one of you who have supported me through your prayers, wishes and constant goodwill.”

Sangeeta S Bahl

I just returned to kathmandu after my epic climb to Mount Everest. I shall be returning to India tomorrow . Wish to thank each one of you who have supported me through your prayers, wishes and…

She was felicitated at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu on Sunday. Mountaineer Sangeeta Bahl has already conquered six out of the seven highest peaks of the world. She broke the record of 48 years old Premlata Agarwal, who scaled Everest on May 20, 2011. This was her second attempt to scale the peak as she had to quit her first expedition after suffering from high-altitude sickness.

Bahl’s mission also had a message. She carried a banner to the peak advocating early detection of breast cancer in women and also funding for the same.

Bahl is the founder of Impact Image Consultants in Gurgaon, worked in the aviation industry apart from designing the uniform for some of the airlines in India and abroad. It was in the year 2011 that the professional thought about mountaineering struck her and she then climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 M) with her husband.

In 2013, Bahl climbed Mt Elbrus (5642 M), Europe’s highest peak before becoming the third Indian woman climber to climb Mt Vinson (4897 M) in Antarctica in 2014. One year later, Bahl scaled Mt Aconcagua (6962 M), the highest peak of South America.

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