Mount Pumori


  • Two women mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur of Himachal Pradesh and Gunbala Sharma of Rajasthan became the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori in Nepal.

Key Details

  • Two sherpas, Nuri Sherpa and Gelu Sherpa accompanied the two mountaineers to the peak respectively.
  • Four peaks — Mt Nuptse (7,862 metres), Mt Pumori (7,161m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m) along with the tallest mountain on earth, Mt Everest (8,848.86m) — make up the Everest Massif.
  • The duo are the first in the country to scale a mountain that is part of the Everest Massif.
  • On May 10, 2021 two Indian male mountaineers – Hem Raj and Stanzin Norboo had summited the same mountain, along with four sherpas.
  • From the technical point of view, Mt Pumori and Mt Nuptse are considered to be the toughest mountains to summit in the world.
  • Upper Khumbu Glacier and the Western Cwm, which located in the shadow of the Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

About Mount Pumori

  • Mt. Pumori is a mountain on the Nepal-China border in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas.
  • It lies just eight kilometres west of Mount Everest.  Mount Pumori
  • Pumori, meaning “the Mountain Daughter” in Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory.
  • Climbers sometimes refer to Pumori as “Everest’s Daughter”.

Source: Indian Express

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