Surgeons from Gujarat become India’s first doctor couple to scale Mount Everest

Kathmandu: A Gujarat surgeon couple created history by becoming the first Indian doctor couple to climb Mount Everest, while another Indian climber scaled the world’s fourth highest peak without using supplemental oxygen, Nepal’s media reported on Saturday. Gave this information to Dr Hemant Lalitchandra Leuva and his wife Dr Surbhiben Hemant Leuva stood at the […]
 


Surgeons from Gujarat become India’s first doctor couple to scale Mount Everest

Kathmandu: A Gujarat surgeon couple created history by becoming the first Indian doctor couple to climb Mount Everest, while another Indian climber scaled the world’s fourth highest peak without using supplemental oxygen, Nepal’s media reported on Saturday. Gave this information to Dr Hemant Lalitchandra Leuva and his wife Dr Surbhiben Hemant Leuva stood at the 8,849 m (29,032 ft) summit at around 8:30 am on Friday, becoming the first Indian doctor couple to climb the world’s highest peak, Rishi Bhandari, Managing Director said. Said the director of Satori Adventure. Hemant is Professor of Surgery at NHL Municipal Medical College and his wife works as Chief Medical Officer at Gujarat Vidyapeeth. The couple, serving in various health facilities in Ahmedabad, reached the summit of Mount Everest with the message of saving the environment.

In a separate report, the newspaper said that according to Babu Sherpa, managing director of Peak Promotion Pvt Ltd, Skaljang Rigzin, a mountaineer from Ladakh, climbed the summit of Mount Lhotse (8,516 metres) on Friday morning. Rigzin, 41, is the first Indian climber to reach Mount Annapurna without using supplemental oxygen. He climbed Mount Annapurna on 28 April. “Rigzin completed his second 8000er in 16 days without using bottled oxygen support,” Sherpa said.

 

Baljeet Kaur, a 27-year-old Indian woman mountaineer from Himachal Pradesh, on Thursday created a record for scaling two mountain peaks above 8,000 meters in Nepal in a span of two weeks.

Kaur scaled Mount Kangchenjunga (8,586 metres) on Thursday morning at 4:20 am (local time). He climbed Annapurna I (8,091 m) on 28 April.

 

Last week, Priyanka Mohite of Maharashtra became the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000 metres.

Hundreds of foreign climbers and Sherpa guides will attempt to climb Mount Everest in May, when the weather conditions in the Himalayan peaks are most favorable for climbing.