In news: Two women mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur of Himachal Pradesh and Gunbala Sharma of Rajasthan became the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori in Nepal.
- Two sherpas, Nuri Sherpa and Gelu Sherpa accompanied the two mountaineers to the peak respectively.
- The mountaineers are part of a 12-member team that will attempt to conquer all four peaks that are part of the Everest Massif – Mt Nuptse (7,862 metres), Mt Pumori (7,161m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt Everest (8,848.86m).
- The duo are the first in the country to scale a mountain that is part of the Everest Massif.
- On May 10, 2021 two Indian male mountaineers – Hem Raj and Stanzin Norboo had summited the same mountain, along with four sherpas.
- From the technical point of view, Mt Pumori and Mt Nuptse are considered to be the toughest mountains to summit in the world.
- Pumori is a mountain on the Nepal-China border in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas.
- It lies just eight kilometres west of Mount Everest.
- Pumori, meaning “the Mountain Daughter” in Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory.
- Climbers sometimes refer to Pumori as “Everest’s Daughter”.