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Ace mountaineer trains sight on the seven summits of the world
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Monday, 05 Nov 2012

4 Traders reported that Ms Premlata Agrawal the oldest Indian woman mountaineer to have scaled Mt Everest has trained her sight on completing the Mountaineering Challenge of climbing the seven Summits.

After scaling Mt Everest (29,035 ft), Killimanjaro (19,334 ft), Aconcagua (22,841 ft), Mount Elbrus (18,442 ft) Europe and Carstensz Pyramid (16,023 ft) Indonesia, the 48 year old mountaineer is all charged up for her expedition to the remaining two summits ,Vinson Massif (Antarctica) and Mount McKinley (North America). TATA Steel is the proud sponsor of her expedition, and is supporting her with a sponsorship of INR 0.80 million to climb the summits.

The one who completes this challenge of conquering all the seven summits is considered to be a member of the Hall of Fame for mountaineers. If Ms Premlata achieves this remarkable feat she is targeting 2013 for that she will then become the first Indian woman and one the oldest women in the world to conquer all the seven summits.

On prior occasions, Ms Agrawal has participated in several expeditions, notable among them being

The Island Peak Expedition in Nepal (20,600 ft) in 2004

The Karakoram Pass Expedition (18,300 ft) and Mt Stok Kangri (20,150 ft) in 2006

The First Indian Womans Thar Desert Expedition in 2007 which involved a 40 day Camel Safari along the International Border from Bhuj in Gujarat to Rann of Kutch to Thar in Rajasthan upto Wagah Border in Punjab.

These achievements were also recognized as a National Record and found her a place in the Limca Book of Records. Ms Premlata, a homemaker and mother of two grown up daughters, started climbing mountains at the age of 35.

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