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Premlata Agrawal from Jharkhand became the oldest Indian women to conquer the Mount Everest at the age of 45 on Friday. She scaled Mount Everest at 9:35 in the morning. Mother of two daughters, (one of whom is married) is also the first person from Jharkhand to achieve this feat.

Premlata has been supported by Tata Steel at each step to the summit. She began her preparation to scale the world’s highest peak on 6th May where she went from the base camp at 18,000 feet to Camp 2 at 22,000 feet. Then with the help of artificial oxygen, she climbed to Camp 3 at 23,000.

She took some rest on Thursday and at last she reached at the summit on Friday. The Vice President of Tata Steel, Sanjiv Paul said, “This is a proud moment for all of us. I heartily congratulate Premlata for achieving this feat and to (ace mountaineer) Bachendri Pal for training and supporting her throughout.”

Chief Minister Arjun Munda told that it was a proud moment for the state and the government will felicitate her in befitting manner. Before climbing Mount Everest, Premlata also undertook a climbing exercise to Island Peak (20,300 feet) in the Everest Region to acclimatize herself completely.

Premlata Agrawal becomes oldest woman to climb Mt Everest
Originally published on: All India Today

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