Uttarakhand woman scales Mount Everest

Mountaineer Sheetal Raj, 23, has become one of the youngest women in Uttarakhand to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, it was officially announced on Thursday.

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

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated Raj. "This is a proud moment. A daughter of Uttarakhand has scaled both Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga at a very young age," he said in his message.