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Everester returns to Shillong

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, June 17 - Mountaineer Doelyn Kharbhih could feel standing on �top of the world� after scaling the highest peak of the world, Mt Everest on May 22.

�I could really feel that I was standing on top of the world,� Kharbhih said about her feelings on reaching the summit during a felicitation programme here on Thursday.

Kharbhih, a former NCC cadet, is the second woman Everester from Meghalaya after Wansuk Myrthong became the first to scale the peak in 2013. Gary Jarman is the only male mountaineer from the State to scale the peak.

Kharbhih was part of a 25-member NCC expedition team. The expedition to the summit was flagged off on March 9. Kharbhih said that she is grateful to the NCC as she got her basic training of mountaineering from the organisation.

About the expedition, she added, the weather was biting cold and harsh. However, her earlier stint in mountaineering helped her reach the summit. �The climate was cold and harsh. The ascent was difficult but the experience was unbelievable,� she stated.

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