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Published on Apr 1, 2012
Premlata Agarwal is the Indian mountain climber, who on May 20, 2011 became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world's tallest peak, the Mount Everest, at the age of 45 years. She also became the first person from Jharkhand state to go an expedition to the Mount Everest. She plans to climb the tallest peaks in each of the six continents and has already climbed three of them. Prior to this she took part in Island Peak Expedition in Nepal (20,600 ft) in 2004, the Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft) and Mt. Saltoro Kangri (20,150 ft) in 2006 and the First Indian Women's Thar Desert Expedition in 2007, a 40-day camel safari from Bhuj in Gujarat to the Wagah Border (Indo-Pak border) in Punjab. Her feats have also got a listed in in the Limca Book of Records.
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