Tine Mena, the 25 year old woman from Roying, Arunachal Pradesh has become the first woman from North East India to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. She scaled the Everest at 10:30AM on 9th May 2011 and made everyone in North East India proud.
However, due to communication trouble, the news of her ascent was not confirmed till Wednesday, said Nabin Trital, executive manager of Explore Himalaya, the Kathmandu-based mountaineering agency that facilitated Tine Mena’s climb by finding her expedition partners so that the high climbing permit fee could be shared.
She was selected by Arunachal’s Sports Directorate after she showed climbing potential during a trekking expedition to the Indo-China border and was sent to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling to undergo a mountaineering course.
It may be mentioned that another woman from Arunachal Pradesh Anshu Jamsenpa, is also attempting to scale Mount Everest with different expedition team.
We congratulate her and wish her all success!