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Premlata Agrawal

Mountaineer

Premlata Agrawal is the first Indian woman to have climbed all the seven highest continental peaks of the world. Ms. Agrawal has been conferred the Padmashree and the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award (at par with the Arjuna awards) for her achievements by the President of India. Ms. Agrawal’s determination to unfurl the Indian tricolor and the indefatigable spirit of womanhood fluttering proudly atop the highest peaks in all the continents, have made her the first women of the country to have achieved this record of climbing the Seven summits, that too, at an age of 50 years. With this feat she also became the oldest Indian woman mountaineer to scale the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, in the year 2011. The Limca Book of Records features her Thar Desert Expedition along the Indo- Pak border from the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to the Wagah Border in Punjab. It involved a rigorous 40-day camel trek covering 2000 kms. She was felicitated by the Home Minister of India, Sri Rajnath Singh, for this daring feat.