Advertisement
Thursday, Jul 07, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Maha: First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Annapurna, World's 10th Highest Peak

Earlier, Priyanka has also climbed Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013, 2018 and 2016 respectively.

Maha: First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Annapurna, World's 10th Highest Peak
| Twitter
Maha: First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Annapurna, World's 10th Highest Peak
outlookindia.com
2021-04-20T19:02:16+05:30

Priyanka Mohite, a resident of Satara in western Maharashtra, has successfully scaled Mt Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain peak in the world. Priyanka now holds the record of becoming the first Indian woman climber to achieve the feat.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Executive Chairperson of Biocon Limited, who is also Priyanka's employer, broke the news about the 28-year-old climbing the peak.

"Our colleague Priyanka Mohite scaled the peak of Mt. Annapurna, (8091 metres) 10th highest mountain in the world, on 16th April 2021 at 1.30 pm. - first Indian woman to do so! We at @SyngeneIntl are so very proud of her," she tweeted.

In the tweet, the boss shared a photo of Priyanka Mohite holding the national flag atop the peak, along with the proud caption.

Mount Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas located in Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres and is considered to be one of the toughest mountains to climb.

Priyanka has also climbed the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8,849 metres) in 2013, Mount Lhotse (8,516 metres) in 2018, Mount Makalu (8,485 metres) and also Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres) in 2016.

Passionate about mountaineering since childhood, Priyanka started to scale mountains in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra as a teenager and in 2012 scaled Bandarpunch, a mountain massif of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in Uttarakhand, her brother Akash Mohite told PTI.

In 2015 Priyanka scaled Mt Menthosa which at 6,443 metres is the second-highest peak in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Bengaluru-based climber is also the recipient of the Maharashtra Government's Shiv Chhatrapati state award for adventure sports for 2017-2018.

She works with Syngene International Limited, Biocon's research organisation offering pharma and biotechnology majors customised solutions in synthetic chemistry and molecular biology for early-stage drug discovery and development.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement