Sepia Stories: Bachendri Pal first Indian woman to reach Mount Everest
Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She was passionate about trekking and scaling summit of the region she was born in, Garhwal. She stood her ground and took on stiff opposition from her family when she decided to opt for a career as a professional mountaineer. This is her story of grit, determination and strength even as she continues to support the effort of others wanting to take up climbing as a career.