Himachal mountaineer Baljeet Kaur rescued in Annapurna expedition

Himachal Pradesh’s mountaineer Baljeet Kaur was rescued from the Annapurna expedition in Nepal today.

According to information arriving just now said that she suffered from a lack of oxygen while climbing down from Annapurna Peak in Nepal. 

Her family confirmed the news, citing a lack of oxygen. It was stated earlier that Kaur and another climber, Noel Hana from Northern Ireland,  lost their lives during the expedition.

Reportedly, Kaur suffered high altitude sickness her life near Camp IV while descending down the peak.

Kaur, the daughter of a retired Himachal Road Transport Corporation driver, is highly respected in the mountaineering community. Kaur hails from Mamligh in the Solan district of the hill state.

She made history by becoming the first Indian woman to conquer Mount Dhaulagiri, which stands at an impressive 8,167m. Kaur had her sights set on Mount Everest and embarked on a Mount Annapurna expedition (8,091m) on March 28.

Annapurna is the tenth-highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,091 meters above sea level.

In March 2021, Kaur from Himachal Pradesh achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the only Indian to climb five 8,000-metre peaks in a single season.

Kaur’s climbing journey began in 2015 when she was selected as one of 10 young mountaineers from an NCC group to summit Mount Trishul, which stands at 7,120m. She had previously climbed Mount Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, in 2010.

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