Who was the second lady from India who have climbed Mt. Everest after Bachendri Pal?
Yadav climbed Everest twice in less than a year. She says that mountaineering fascinates her and comes naturally to her. She comes from a village in Rewari District of Rajasthan, where education for girls was denied. She eventually graduated from Maharani College, Jaipur in Economics. In 1986 she did advanced mountaineering courses from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, with `A' Grades. Yadav began in 1989, with a nine-nation international climbing camp-cum-expedition to Num-Kun area. Among the 31 members she was the only woman. She climbed Mount White Needle (21,700 ft). In 1990 she was a member of the Indo-Taiwanese Saser Kangri-I (25,000 ft) Expedition. After her feats in the mountains she Iwas appointed to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. In 1991, she was a member of the Indo-Japanese Kanchenchunga (East Route) Expedition, and was chosen to join ...more