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Surgeon couple from Gujarat turns into India’s first physician couple to scale Mt Everest

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By PTI

KATHMANDU: A surgeon couple from Gujarat scripted historical past on Friday by turning into the primary Indian physician couple to climb Mount Everest, whereas one other Indian climber conquered the world’s fourth-highest peak with out utilizing supplemental oxygen, Nepal’s media reported on Saturday.

Dr Hemant Lalitchandra Leuva and his spouse Dr Surbhiben Hemant Leuva stood atop the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit at round 8:30 am on Friday, turning into the primary Indian physician couple to climb the world’s highest peak, stated Rishi Bhandari, Managing Director at Satori Journey.

Hemant is a professor of surgical procedure at NHL Municipal Medical Faculty and his spouse works as chief medical officer with Gujarat Vidyapith.

The couple, serving at totally different well being services in Ahmedabad, made it to the highest of Mt Everest with the message of saving the atmosphere, The Himalayan Occasions reported.

Skalzang Rigzin, a climber from Ladakh, made it to the highest of Mt Lhotse (8,516m) on Friday morning, in accordance with Babu Sherpa, Managing Director at Peak Promotion Pvt Ltd, the newspaper stated in a separate report.

Rigzin, 41, is the primary Indian climber to have reached Mt Annapurna with out utilizing supplemental oxygen. He climbed Mt Annapurna on April 28. “Rigzin accomplished his second 8000er in 16 days with out utilizing bottled oxygen help,” Sherpa stated.

Baljeet Kaur, a 27-year-old Indian girl climber from Himachal Pradesh, set a report for conquering two mountain peaks in Nepal above 8,000 metres inside two weeks on Thursday.

Kaur scaled Mt.Kanchenjunga (8,586m) on Thursday morning at 4:20 (native time). She had climbed Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) on April 28. Final week, Priyanka Mohite from Maharashtra turned the primary Indian girl to have scaled 5 peaks, all above 8,000 metres.

A whole lot of international climbers and Sherpa guides will try to climb Mt. Everest in Could when climate circumstances within the Himalayan peaks are most beneficial for climbing.

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