Guwahati: Sikkim mountaineer Shanti Rai has successfully ascended Mt Ama Dablam on January 9, 2021. She was representing India and was accompanied by Sherpa Nga Tashi.
The international winter expedition was flagged off by Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang on December 22, 2020.
Shanti Rai is an instructor of Chemchey, South Sikkim, who is also a reputed mountaineer from Sikkim, is the lone mountaineer representing the India in the expedition participated by 5 nations.
Five countries took part in the winter expedition – Mexico, Oman, Turkey, India and Egypt.
Ama Dablam’s South West Ridge is one of the most aesthetic climbing routes in the Himalaya. It is renowned as a ‘must-do’ for any committed alpinist, with an exposed rock ridge dotted with towers and intricate climbing leading from Camp one to the summit ice fields.