|Muri Linggi of Arunachal summits Mt Everest|
ITANAGAR, May 16 - After Anshu Jamsenpa and Tine Mena, 40-year-old Muri Linggi of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, has become the third woman from the State and second from the district to summit the Mount Everest. She scaled the world’s highest peak at 8 am on May 14 last.
Muri Linggi waving the Tricolour after scaling Mt Everest on Monday.
A mother of four daughters, Linggi’s Everest expedition was flagged off by Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi at Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district, on April 5 last.
At the flagging-off ceremony, Linggi disclosed that Tine Mena, the first Everester of the State, who hails from the same district, has been her inspiration since she started her mountaineering career in 2013.
Linggi set out from her hometown Roing to Kathmandu on April 7, and started her Mount Everest expedition on April 12 from Lukla. She reached the base camp on April 20. Inclement weather thwarted the initial efforts to go ahead with the expedition. Linggi again started for Mount Everest at 1 am on May 10. After four days of strenuous trekking, she summitted the world’s tallest mountain peak on Monday last.
Linggi did her basic course in mountaineering from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, in 2013 and was a part of the women’s expedition team to climb Peak Menthosa in Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. She also completed her advanced mountaineering course from Darjeeling in 2016 and climbed the Gorichen Peak in October 2017.