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Muri Linggi of Arunachal summits Mount Everest

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Itanagar | Wednesday, May 16 2018 IST
After Anshu Jamsenpa and Tine Mena, 40-year-old Muri Linggi of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh has become the third woman from the state and second from the district to summit Mount Everest. She scaled the world's highest peak at 8 am on May 14 last, according to an official report from Roing.

A mother of four daughters, Linggi's Everest expedition was flagged off by Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi at Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district on April 5 last.

At the flag off ceremony, Linggi had disclosed that Tine Mena, the first Everester of the state, hailing from the same district has been her inspiration since she started her mountaineering career in 2013.

Set out from her hometown Roing to Kathmandu on April 7, she started her Mount Everest expedition on April 12 from Lukla. She reached the base camp on April 20. After attempts to move forward with the expedition same was foiled due to inclement weather. She again started for Mount Everest on May 10 at 0100 hours. After four days of strenuous trekking, she summitted the Mount Everest on May 14 at 0800 in the morning.

Linggi did her basic course in mountaineering from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang in 2013 and was a part of the women expedition team to climb Peak Menthosa in Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. She also completed her advanced mountaineering course from Darjeeling in 2016 and climbed the Gorichen Peak in October 2017. UNI XC PB BM

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