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Jamshedpur's Asmita conquered Mount Everest
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According to information received from the media on 25 May 2023, Asmita Dorji, a resident of Jamshedpur and senior instructor of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) & mountaineer, has conquered Mount Everest.
- Tata Steel issued a statement saying that 39-year-old Asmita has scaled Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, on the morning of 23 May. She started her journey on 3rd April and reached Everest Base Camp on 14th April after an 8 days trek through Khumbu region.
- The statement said that on 18 May, Asmita crossed the difficult Khumbu Icefall and completed the journey to Camp-2 on 19 May. She started her final summit trek on 22 May at 10 pm and successfully reached the summit on 23 May at 08:20 am (Indian time).
- Asmita Dorji was accompanied by her Sherpa guide Lakfa Nuru, who is a very experienced Sherpa guide from Nepal.
- It is known that a year ago on 13 May 2022, Asmita had attempted to climb the world's highest mountain without supplementary oxygen, a rare feat even among experienced climbers. She scaled Mount Manaslu (8163 m) without supplementary oxygen on 30 September 2022, becoming the second Indian woman to do so.
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