Woman Mountaineer from Jamshedpur to triumph Everest in a week

Jamshedpur, May 7 (PTI) The 43-year-old mountaineer Premlata Agarwal, who set her journey to scale Mt Everest on March 25, is progressing well and is expected to touch the peak by next week, her sponsors said here today.

“The monitoring team has tentatively marked down May 13 as the summit date but it still depends on the weather, which has been very erratic this year,” a statement issued by Tata Steel, who are sponsoring Premlata, said.

“At the moment, Premlata is doing very well and has acclimatised strongly. She is now ready for the final summit push,” expedition leader for Mt Everest expedition Dawa Stephen Sherpa said.

She will undertake the summit push from base camp (18,000 ft) on May 9 with an aim to stand on the top of the world around 8 am on May 13.

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