Climbing Mt. Everest is one of the herculean and dangerous missions in the world. The mountain was earlier referred to as ‘Peak 15’. The name was later changed to Mount Everest in 1856. It is the tallest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,848 metres (29,028.87 ft). The mountain was named after Sir George Everest who is the British Surveyor General of India.
Only very few people have managed to see the scenic beauty of the world from the top of the Mt.Everest. Attempts after attempts, some mountaineers or adventurers never give up. To be able to put in great efforts to climb the big mountain is such a great thing. You need to carry the tent, food, supplemental oxygen and climbing equipment for a successful expedition. Well, there were very few who climbed the highest range without supplemental oxygen.
Only very few people have managed to see the scenic beauty of the world from the top of the Mt.Everest. Mountaineers or adventurers with strong willpower have managed to do it and now sister duo from Gujarat climbed the Mt Everest in their first attempt itself.
The duo made it to the peak at 5am on Wednesday and they became the first pair of sisters and women hailing from Gujarat to accomplish the feat and that too in their very first attempt.
The two sisters identified as Aditi, 25, and Anuja, 21, have developed interest in mountaineering since childhood and started their climb at 6pm on Tuesday from the south side and left from Kathmandu on April 4 and reached at the base camp on April 12.
“We are on top of the world and proud of our daughters who have become the first sister duo and women from Gujarat to climb the world’s highest mountain. We could not do it but they fulfilled our dream,” said their parents Anand and Anita.
“After their climb, they started sharing information and photos of successful climb to known people and answering calls and messages of greetings,” said Anita, a professional mountaineer herself.
“We could hardly sleep as the two had started the climb for the peak at 6pm on Tuesday from South Col. We even gave them the option of calling it off because it is life threatening and can cause permanent disability. But they were confident,” said Anand, an ayurveda practitioner.