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Strong yet encouraging, Bachendri Pal is an example to women across India, showing us how to challenge ourselves and achieve unimaginable heights (literally). Her persona and palpable willingness to accept life as a challenge can leave you mesmerised. In a tete-a-tete with iDiva.com, the mountaineer who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984, talks about the struggles and joys of mountaineering as well as promoting it as a career for women in India.

Strong yet encouraging, Bachendri Pal is an example to women across India, showing us how to challenge ourselves and achieve unimaginable heights (literally). Her persona and palpable willingness to accept life as a challenge can leave you mesmerised. In a tete-a-tete with iDiva.com, the mountaineer who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984, talks about the struggles and joys of mountaineering as well as promoting it as a career for women in India.

Bachendri Pal - First Indian Woman to Summit the Mount Everest

Bachendri Pal - First Indian Woman to Summit the Mount Everest

Strong yet encouraging, Bachendri Pal is an example to women across India, showing us how to challenge ourselves and achieve unimaginable heights (literally). Her persona and palpable willingness to accept life as a challenge can leave you mesmerised. In a tete-a-tete with iDiva.com, the mountaineer who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984, talks about the struggles and joys of mountaineering as well as promoting it as a career for women in India.

Strong yet encouraging, Bachendri Pal is an example to women across India, showing us how to challenge ourselves and achieve unimaginable heights (literally). Her persona and palpable willingness to accept life as a challenge can leave you mesmerised. In a tete-a-tete with iDiva.com, the mountaineer who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984, talks about the struggles and joys of mountaineering as well as promoting it as a career for women in India.

Fairer sex did not opt for this unconventional career path earlier. Now, we see many women who are daring enough to go against the flow. Bachendri Pal from Uttarakhand became the first woman to climb Mount Everest and inspired many such women to follow their individualistic paths. #NoGenderBias #Proud   #Brave   #Women

Fairer sex did not opt for this unconventional career path earlier. Now, we see many women who are daring enough to go against the flow. Bachendri Pal from Uttarakhand became the first woman to climb Mount Everest and inspired many such women to follow their individualistic paths. #NoGenderBias #Proud #Brave #Women

Bachendri Pal, India's first woman to scale Mt.Everest receives the 'Bharat Gaurav' Award.  Unn Unchaiyon pe pahuchne ke liye hum dete hai unko #EkkeesTopponKiSalaami!

Bachendri Pal, India's first woman to scale Mt.Everest receives the 'Bharat Gaurav' Award. Unn Unchaiyon pe pahuchne ke liye hum dete hai unko #EkkeesTopponKiSalaami!

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is all set to play Bachendri Pal in a film to be directed by Hansal Mehta. Bachendri Pal, a mountaineer, became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984. To know more visit www.biscoot.com

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is all set to play Bachendri Pal in a film to be directed by Hansal Mehta. Bachendri Pal, a mountaineer, became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984. To know more visit www.biscoot.com

Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.She is the woman who changed the value of woman in the Indian history and marked her name to the book of world records as the first Indian woman mountaineer who climbed the highest peak of the Mount Everest in world. #IndiaUnveiled

Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.She is the woman who changed the value of woman in the Indian history and marked her name to the book of world records as the first Indian woman mountaineer who climbed the highest peak of the Mount Everest in world. #IndiaUnveiled

Despite various setbacks in her life Bachendri Pal has always marched towards attaining her goals. She is a live example of that 'dreams always come true, if you believe in them'. Varuna D Jani respects her and she wishes that under her guidance we have many other women making our nation proud.

Despite various setbacks in her life Bachendri Pal has always marched towards attaining her goals. She is a live example of that 'dreams always come true, if you believe in them'. Varuna D Jani respects her and she wishes that under her guidance we have many other women making our nation proud.

Poached Egg With Roasted Shiitake And Onion As an alternative to "traditional" breakfast dishes I decided to experiment with fresh leftovers in the fridge to create something yummy and fulfilling.

Poached Egg with Roasted Shiitake and Shallots

Poached Egg With Roasted Shiitake And Onion As an alternative to "traditional" breakfast dishes I decided to experiment with fresh leftovers in the fridge to create something yummy and fulfilling.

Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Kangana says she has had a word about a future opportunity with Aamir, "but there is nothing concrete as yet".

Kangana says she has had a word about a future opportunity with Aamir, "but there is nothing concrete as yet".

“On recce while I’m seeing news of a biopic featuring Kangana directed by me. News is partly true. I will be doing a film with Kangana…But the biopic is NOT about Bachendri Pal. Will share details soon,” Mehta tweeted Wednesday.

“On recce while I’m seeing news of a biopic featuring Kangana directed by me. News is partly true. I will be doing a film with Kangana…But the biopic is NOT about Bachendri Pal. Will share details soon,” Mehta tweeted Wednesday.