Twenty-three-year-old Shital Raj from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand Thursday climbed the Everest, the world's highest peak, as part of an expedition named 'Climbing Beyond the Summit: Everest Expedition 2019' which was sponsored by several institutions, according to her coach.
This is the second major achievement of the young mountaineer who climbed the Kanchanjangha on her debut expedition last year.
She had made her debut as a mountaineer by climbing the Kanchanjangha located at a height of 8,586 metres on May 21 last year at the age of 22, making it straight to the record books, her coach said.
"She has added another feather in her cap by climbing the Everest after Kanchanjangha. Her achievements are a matter of pride not only for Uttarakhand but for the whole country," Garbiyal said.
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