NURI Linggi Becomes 3rd Woman Mountaineer From Arunachal Pradesh To Scale Everest

Muri Linggi, a 40-year-old resident of Arunachal Pradesh’s Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from the Himalayan State to scale 8,848 Mt Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak   after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa.Linggi, a mother of four girls, fulfilled her long cherished dream at 8 am IST on May 14. After confirmation of the feat by the district administration, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has complimented her and said she has made the state proud. Defying steep heights, harsh weather conditions, strong winds, blinding blizzards and avalanches, she has created an exemplary precedent and is now a role model for all women not only in the state but  across the country .She has proved that motherhood and age are not bars for those who are bent on becoming achievers. He added. Linggi has proved it again, the Deputy CM added on Face Book .Her expedition was flagged off by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi at Roing on April 5. During the flag-off ceremony, she said Mena, who also hailed from her district, inspired her to take up mountaineering as a career in 2013.She set out for Kathmandu two days after the ceremony, embarked on her expedition from Lukla on April 12, the report said. Her attempts to move forward, however, were foiled several times due to inclement weather. After days of strenuous trekking, she finally succeeded in reaching the summit. Linggi is not  novice in mountaineering  .She learnt ABC about  mountaineering in the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in West Kameng district of her native state seven years ago. She was also part of the women’s expedition team that conquered Peak Menthosa at Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. After completing her advanced mountaineering course in The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute at  Darjeeling in 2016, Linggi climbed the Gorichen Peak in October 2017.She was Inspired by Tine Mena, who was the first woman from her state to conquer Mount Everest seven years ago. Jamsenpa however created a world record in May last year when she mounted the peak twice in five days. First ascenders on the Mount Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander, and Tenzing Norgay, Sherpa of Nepalese origin, on May 29,1953.(Inputs : North East India News ).




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