JAMSHEDPUR, March 7 (PTI): In a rear feat, a mother of two, Premlata Agarwal is gearing up to scale 8,848m Mount Everest in the upcoming summer season.
The 45-year-old Agarwal, who has several expeditions to her credit, is scheduled to begin her conquest on March 25 and is expected to return on June 1.
�Having stood up to the various tests, a mountaineer looks to the greatest challenge of them all � Mount Everest,� said Agarwal, whose initiation into adventure sport came by chance and was subsequently motivated by Bachendri Pal, the first woman to scale Mount Everest.
Sponsored by Tata group of companies, Agarwal would undergo various training sessions at Kathmandu�s ASTREK climbing wall before setting her foot on the world�s highest mountain range.
She would undergo map reading training on March 31 while between April 7 and 11, Agarwal will prepare herself for glacier walking, traverse, ascent and descent on ice with the help of an axe and crampons and walking on fixed rope.
The 45-year-old will then trek to Khumjung (12,398 ft) to get acclimatise to the conditions before beginning her final campaign on April 14.