Press Esc to close
Wednesday 28 September 2016
News updated at 10:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 20.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Indian sisters first twins to climb Mount Everest

Kathmandu, May 20, 2013, (PTI):
 File Photo- Tashi and Nancy Malik, 21, twins from Dehradun hold national flag. The sisters have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together. PTI Photo

Two 21-year-old Indian sisters have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.

Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehra Dun achieved this feat by successfully reaching the world's highest mountain peak at 8,848 meters, an official at Nepal's Ministry of Tourism and Culture said.

The duo were among other record-makers including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan who climbed the Everest yesterday.

During a so-called "fair weather" window yesterday, 146 people reached the summit of the world's highest peak with 94 more completing the journey today.

This brings to 348 the total number of climbers who have ascended the mountain since May 10, said Tilak Pandey of the Mountain Division at the Ministry.

Last year, more than 250 climbers reached the summit in a 48-hour stretch of good weather despite warnings of potentially deadly bottlenecks in the "death zone" above 8,000 metres.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Kane Williamson selects a suit length at a Garments shop in Kolkata on Wednesday...

Kane Williamson selects a suit length at a Garments shop in Kolkata on Wednesday...

Women practice Gujarati 'Garba' as they celebrate for the upcoming 'Navratri festival'...

Women practice Gujarati 'Garba' as they celebrate for the upcoming 'Navratri festival'...

A submerged temple after opening of Bargi dam gate at Gaurighat in Jabalpur on Wednesday...

A submerged temple after opening of Bargi dam gate at Gaurighat in Jabalpur on Wednesday...

Pranab Mukherjee  during a visit to Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday....

Pranab Mukherjee during a visit to Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday....

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016...

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016...

Ranveer Singh attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016, in Mumbai...

Ranveer Singh attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016, in Mumbai...

Prabhu Deva and actress Tamanna during a promotional event for their upcoming film Devi...

Prabhu Deva and actress Tamanna during a promotional event for their upcoming film Devi...

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani talking to media person....

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani talking to media person....

Sourav Ganguly and Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble during a practice session...

Sourav Ganguly and Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble during a practice session...

Ajay Devgn with his daughter Nysa during a campaign in Mumbai...

Ajay Devgn with his daughter Nysa during a campaign in Mumbai...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523