Haryana cop Anita Kundu becomes first Indian woman to scale Mt Everest from China side
Anita Kundu had earlier scaled the Everest from Nepal side in May 2013.india Updated: May 21, 2017 23:17 IST
Haryana police sub-inspector from Hisar Anita Kundu, 29, on Sunday made history by becoming the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest from the China side. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar confirmed the achievement and congratulated Kundu on his Twitter account.
“Congratulations to Haryana’s Anita Kundu for becoming the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest from the China side. More power to you!” tweeted the CM.
Congratulations to Haryana's Anita Kundu for becoming the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest from the China side. More power to you!— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) May 21, 2017
Kundu had started climbing the Everest from the China side on April 11, but had lost contact with outside world on April 26, leaving her family members worried. It was informed on Saturday night that she was only 1,100 feet away from the peak, which she scaled to hoist the Indian tricolour on Sunday. This was her second attempt to climb the Everest from the China side after she had to return back midway two years ago due to bad weather.
She had earlier scaled the Everest from Nepal side in May 2013.
Congratulations poured in for the mountaineer on social media from people of all walks of society. Congress national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Haryana’s daughter makes country proud once again by becoming first Indian to climb Everest from both China and Nepal side.”