Savita Kanswal becomes the first woman in India to successfully climb Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu in just 16 days
Savita Kanswal, a 26-year-old lady from Lonthru Village in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), is first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest and Mount Makalu successfully in 16 days.
Her enthusiasm began in class eleven when she had opportunity to take a 10-day adventure foundation course. She developed a passion for mountains throughout training. At NIM (Nehru Mountaineering Institute), Uttarkashi, she began her mountaineering training in 2013.
“Despite the fact that it was an introduction course, here is where my curiosity and love for mountains began. I wanted to advance my climbing abilities, but I couldn’t because of my financial situation. I began working for a private firm to earn money so I could continue my education and get closer to realising my ambition of climbing Mount Everest “informs Savita.
She quit her job in 2016 and began pursuing her ambitions by passing expert climbing courses. She is currently employed by NIM as a guest trainer.
Earlier on May 12, 2022, she successfully ascended Mt. Everest (8848 m) with perseverance, enthusiasm, and hard effort. On May 28, 2022, she ascended Mt. Makalu (8485 m) on 16th day. Even she managed to ascend Mount Lhotse, becoming the second woman in India and first from Uttarakhand to do so.
Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry of Youth Affairs jointly funded Everest Massif, which was scheduled for 2021. She has finished 12 excursions so far, and she’s aiming to finish more.