Twenty-five-year-old Tine Mena has become the first Indian woman to successfully scale Mount Everest this season.
Ms. Mena scaled the Everest on May 9, becoming the first woman from Arunachal Pradesh to reach the peak.
She reached the summit along with her guide, Tsering Dorje Sherpa (32), according to Nabin Trital, Manager of ‘Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure,' which arranged the expedition.
Both had returned to the base camp safely, said Mr. Trital.
Anshu Jamsenpa, 32, another woman climber from the same expedition group is on her way to the topof the world.
The seven-member team aims to raise awareness about mountaineering and adventure sports among the youths in India, she said.
This season, a number of Indian mountaineers have attempted to reach the top of the 8,848m Mt. Everest.
A 14-member all-women expedition from the Indian Air Force is also headed towards the Everest. — PTI