Bachendri Pal

Bachendri Pal – First Indian Women on Mount Everest. Bachendri Pal was the first Indian woman to climb the summit of Mt. Everest, in 1984. Here listed out Bachendri Pal Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievemnet, etc.,

Born On May 24, 1954
Born In Nakuri, Garhwal
Career Mountaineer
Nationality Indian
Notable  ascents The first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984
  • Bachendri Pal was the first Indian woman to climb the summit of Mt. Everest, in 1984.
  • Her father was a border tradesman who took wheat flour and rice from India to Tibet on mules, Mules, horses and goats.
  • Always a rebellious  child, she loved wandering in the snowclad Garhwal  Himalayas.  Her family Was often entertained by her dreams of travelling in airplanes  and meeting famous people.
  • Her B.A. graduation thrilled her parents, who wanted her to be the first girl in the village with a   degree.  She eventually did an M. A.  in Sanskrit and then B.Ed.
  • In an advanced camp at NIM in 1982, she climbed Gangotri  I (6672m/21,900ft.) and Rudugaria        (5819m/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.
  • India’s fourth expedition to Everest was scheduled for 1984, and  till then only four women in the world had ever scaled the peak. The 84 team comprised of seven women and 11 men, and this was Bachendri Pal’s first real expedition.
  • In 1985 Pal led all-women team to Everest, and in 1994, led an all-women rafting team down the river Ganges, from Hardwar to Calcutta.
  • Bachendri Pal won several award during her illustrious mountaineering career.  She was awarded the Padmashree in 1985 and the Arjuna  Award in 1986.  She twinkle in the Guiness Book of World Records too.
  • She has put together all her experience of mountaineering in her autobiography “Everest – My journey to the top.
  • She is currently employed as Deputy Divisional Manager ( adventure programmes ), Tata Steel Adventure Foundation. Her life endorses how hard work and the will to succeed can elevate one together heights of glory.

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