Bachendri Pal was born on 24 May 1954 and is an Indian mountaineer.
11 Facts About Bachendri Pal
Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to climb the summit of world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, what she did in 1984.
Bachendri Pal was awarded the third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2019.
Bachendri Pal was born to a Bhotiya family on 24 May 1954 in Nakuri village, in the Uttarkashi district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Bachendri Pal was born only five days prior to the first anniversary of the original ascension of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.
Bachendri Pal encountered stiff opposition from her family and relatives when she chose a career as a professional mountaineer rather than a schoolteacher.
Bachendri Pal was selected as one of the members of the group of six Indian women and eleven men to attempt the ascent of Mount Everest.
On 22 May 1984, Ang Dorje and some other climbers joined the team to ascend to the summit of Mount Everest; Bachendri Pal was the only woman in this group.
Bachendri Pal achieved this feat on the day before her 30th birthday, and six days before the 31st anniversary of the first ascension of Mount Everest.
Bachendri Pal continued to be active after ascending the highest peak in the world.
Bachendri Pal has been conferred with following awards and accolades:.