Forty-year-old and a mother of four, Muri Linggi, from Arunachal Pradesh has conquered Mount Everest. After Tine Meena and Anshu Jamsenpa, Linggi is the third woman from the state to scale the highest mountain peak in the world. As per an official report, Linggi scaled the world’s highest peak on 14th May at about 8 am. She is a resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh.
Linggi is a peon in the state education department. Her expedition started on April 5 from Roing. She reached the base camp on April 20. However, due to intemperate and harsh weather, her plans were foiled. She re-started her summit campaign on 10 May. This shows Linggi’s extreme dedication. Without losing focus, she continued her summit campaign.
It was her determination and willpower that kept her going. She didn’t stop climbing even during night time.
DSO Raju Mipi said in a statement, “It usually takes climbers five days to reach the peak from base camp. Linggi cut her time short by not stopping her climbing even during the night time.”
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu congratulated Linggi for her feat via Twitter.
Congratulations to Smt Muri Linggi for successfully scaling Mount Everest on 14th May2018 at 8.00 am. She is fourty-year-old mother of four daughters and third woman from the state to achieve the feat. @PMOIndia @BJP4India @IndiaSports @KirenRijiju @TapirGao @DCMChownaMein pic.twitter.com/52MSAwwbYb
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) May 16, 2018
Kiren Rijiju, Minister for State and Home Affairs, posted a picture of Linggi at the peak. The gutsy woman is a holding a placard with a very significant message written on it; ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. The mother of four is giving a significant message to all of us.
Muri Linggi, mother of four daughters has become the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to conquer Mt Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. I salute her determination & strength. Hearty congratulations! pic.twitter.com/I7U5FVoeBC
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 17, 2018
In yet another congratulatory message, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said Linggi has made the state proud.
In a Facebook post, she said, “Challenging steep heights of the mountain, harsh weather conditions, strong winds, blinding blizzards and avalanches, the 40-year-old lady from Lower Dibang Valley District, Smti Muri Linggi, mother of 4 daughters, achieved the rare feat of successfully scaling Mt Everest on May 14 at 8.00am… Your milestone has made the state proud. Best wishes to you.”
To achieve this milestone, Linggi did her basic course in mountaineering from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in West Kameng district in 2013. She had been a part of the women’s expedition team that scaled Peak Menthosa at Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
In 2016, she completed her advanced mountaineering course from Darjeeling. After completing the course, Linggi also climbed the Gorichen Peak in October 2017.
Linggi derives her inspiration from Tine Mena, the first woman from the state to have climbed Mount Everest back in 2011.
Despite struggles and obstacles in the way, she was able to successfully scale Mt. Everest. It speaks volume of her dedication and willpower. She is an inspiration to all of us!
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