Promising mountaineer Muri Linggi of Roing in Arunachal Pradesh has become the third woman after Tine Mena and Anshu Jemsempa from the State to conquer Mount Everest – the pinnacle of mountaineering in the world.
Forty years old Linggi, a mother of four daughters, conquered the summit of in the morning of May 14.
Her expedition was flagged off on March 5 last by Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi in Roing, the district headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district.
She started from Roing to Kathmandu on April 7 and started her expedition to Mount Everest on April 12 from Lukla.
She reached the base camp on April 20.
However, it was not smooth sailing for Muri Linggi as her attempts to advance forward was foiled due to inclement weather.
She started for Mount Everest again on May 10.
After four days of trekking, both at day and night time, she reached the top of the peak on April 14.
Linggi is reported to be in good health and is expected to return home in a few days.
Notably, she did her basic course in mountaineering from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Dirang in 2013 and was a part of the women expedition team to climb Peak Menthosa in Lahaul and Spiti of Himachal Pradesh.
Later she completed her advanced mountaineering course from Darjeeling in 2016 and scaled the Gorichen Peak in October 2017.