HP mountaineer Baljeet Kaur found alive at 7300m, rescue underway: Media report

Shimla, April 18

Himachal Pradesh’s mountaineer Baljeet Kaur gone missing from Annapurna expedition in Nepal, has been found alive. ” An aerial search team has located Kaur above Camp IV, stated Chairman at Pioneer Adventure to a Media Himalayan Times, in  a report.

It was stated earlier that Kaur and another climber, Noel Hana from Northern Ireland,  lost life during the expedition.

Read: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/indian-climber-baljeet-kaur-found-alive-above-7300m-long-line-rescue-underway

” We are preparing a long-line rescue to airlift her from the high camp, he added in his statement.

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

Also read: Indian Mountaineer Baljeet Kaur from Himachal Pradesh goes missing during Annapurna expedition
Kaur, the daughter of a retired Himachal Road Transport Corporation driver, is highly respected in the mountaineering community. Kaur hails from Mamligh in 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 had embarked on a Mount Annapurna expedition (8,091m) on March 28.

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

In March 2021, Kaur from Himachal Pradesh achieved a 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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