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NE climbers scale Mount Everest

By Raju Das

SHILLONG, May 18 � Meghalaya police constable Wansuk Myrthong has created history by becoming the first woman from the State to climb Mount Everest today.

The 30-year-old woman was one of the 16 climbers from the North East who embarked on the expedition dubbed First North East India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013. The expedition was flagged off by President Pranab Mukherjee from Rastrapati Bhavan on March 20.

According to reports received here, Myrthong, who was in Team Two along with six other climbers � David Zohmanggaiha of Mizoram, Kazi Sherpa of Sikkim, N Chingkheinganba of Manipur, Tarun Saikia of Assam and Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh, scaled the peak at 8.30 am today.

�She has made not only the family proud, but also the people of Meghalaya. She was always a hardworking girl, having a zeal for adventure,� Myrthong�s mother, Angela Myrthong said.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, congratulating Myrthong, said, she has once again proved that if a person embarks on a mission with dedication and hard work nothing is impossible. �Wansuk has made us all proud,� Sangma said.

Myrthong is the second person from Meghalaya to scale the 8,848 feet peak after Gary Jarman Lamare. Lamare scaled the peak last year while filming for Discovery Channel.

Myrthong joined Meghalaya police in 2006 in the armed branch as a constable and had undergone basic mountaineering course at Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, in Uttarkhand�s Auli and secured high grades.

Before embarking on the mission, Myrthong participated in the pre-Everest expedition on Kolahai Peak (5425 mts) and also took part in the high altitude physical conditioning at Mt Papsure (6451 mtr) in Himachal Pradesh.

Apart from Myrthong, Ningthoujam Bidyapati Devi from Manipur became the first woman Everester from the State. Anand Gurung and Nima Lima also scaled the height.

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NE climbers scale Mount Everest

SHILLONG, May 18 � Meghalaya police constable Wansuk Myrthong has created history by becoming the first woman from the State to climb Mount Everest today.

The 30-year-old woman was one of the 16 climbers from the North East who embarked on the expedition dubbed First North East India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013. The expedition was flagged off by President Pranab Mukherjee from Rastrapati Bhavan on March 20.

According to reports received here, Myrthong, who was in Team Two along with six other climbers � David Zohmanggaiha of Mizoram, Kazi Sherpa of Sikkim, N Chingkheinganba of Manipur, Tarun Saikia of Assam and Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh, scaled the peak at 8.30 am today.

�She has made not only the family proud, but also the people of Meghalaya. She was always a hardworking girl, having a zeal for adventure,� Myrthong�s mother, Angela Myrthong said.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, congratulating Myrthong, said, she has once again proved that if a person embarks on a mission with dedication and hard work nothing is impossible. �Wansuk has made us all proud,� Sangma said.

Myrthong is the second person from Meghalaya to scale the 8,848 feet peak after Gary Jarman Lamare. Lamare scaled the peak last year while filming for Discovery Channel.

Myrthong joined Meghalaya police in 2006 in the armed branch as a constable and had undergone basic mountaineering course at Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, in Uttarkhand�s Auli and secured high grades.

Before embarking on the mission, Myrthong participated in the pre-Everest expedition on Kolahai Peak (5425 mts) and also took part in the high altitude physical conditioning at Mt Papsure (6451 mtr) in Himachal Pradesh.

Apart from Myrthong, Ningthoujam Bidyapati Devi from Manipur became the first woman Everester from the State. Anand Gurung and Nima Lima also scaled the height.

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