Priyanka Mohite From Satara Becomes India’s First Woman To Climb 5 Peaks Above 8000 Metres

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
by Vaishalee Kalvankar 409

We have heard so many stories about mountaineers who have climbed the highest peaks in the world and have made our country proud. Well here is another piece of news that every Indian will surely feel proud about. After climbing Mount Kanchenjunga on Thursday, Priyanka Mohite from Satara, Maharashtra becomes the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8000 metres. 

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First Woman Climber To Achieve Such Feat

Priyanka completed her expedition to the third highest mountain on the Planet, Mount Kanchenjunga. She had scaled Mount Annapurna which is the 10th highest peak in the world becoming the first woman climber to do so. She has also climbed the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and also Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2015 she climbed the second-highest peak in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

Passionate Mountaineer Since Teenage

Priyanka was always passionate about mountaineering ever since childhood. She started scaling the Sahyadri range mountains in Maharashtra as a teenager. In 2012 she scaled Bandpunch, a tough one in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal division of the Himalayas. Priyanka had received the  Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award 2020 and also Maharashtra Government’s Shiv Chhatrapati State award for adventure sports. 

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