19 May 2024

MP: Bhopal’s Jyoti Ratre becomes oldest Indian woman to summit Mt Everest

Indian climber Jyoti Ratre of Bhopal has successfully stood atop Mount Everest, becoming the oldest Indian woman to climb the world’s highest peak.

The 55-year-old entrepreneur from Bhopal reached the summit at 6:30 am on May 19, according to Pemba Sherpa of 8K Expeditions. 

Broke the record of Sangeeta Bahl

She broke the record of Sangeeta Bahl, who scaled Everest at the age of 53 in 2018.

She was aided by climbing guides Lakpa Nuru Sherpa, Ming Nuru Sherpa, and Pasang Tenzing Sherpa.

Ratre has previously summited several peaks including Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Island Peak, and Kosciuszko. She had also climbed up to 8,160 meters on Everest in the past.

I am overwhelmed, says her husband

“I am overwhelmed with excitement and pride on hearing that she just summited Mount Everest. Her strength, determination, and resilience are truly inspiring,” her husband KK Ratre said.

This was Jyoti’s second attempt. She was forced to turn back from 8,160m due to high wind. She waited a significant time at Camp IV for the wind to subside. Later, she decided to quit and return next season to tackle the world’s highest peak. “And she did it, and she has proven that nothing is impossible,” said KK Ratre.

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