This 53-year-old from J&K is India’s oldest woman to conquer Mt Everest
Age is just a number!
On May 19, 53 year old Sangeeta Sindhu Bahl became the first woman from J&K and the oldest woman from India to scale the mountain.
Bahl, who was born and brought up in Jammu and was a finalist of the Miss India contest in 1985.
Bahl broke the record of her compatriot Premlata Agarwal who on May 20, 2011, became the oldest Indian woman to scale the Everest at the age of 48.
“I feel on top of the world after scaling the world’s highest peak”, she said. “There was no fear at all. Life is too short to keep thinking,” she added.
On being questioned about restrictions of age, she said, “Age is just a number. Everything falls in place if you pursue your dreams at any age.”
Sangeeta is also the founder director of Impact Image Consultants based in Gurgaon. She and six other climbers were evacuated from the higher camps of Mount Everest in 2017 after they suffered high-altitude sickness. It was her maiden attempt then.