Muri Linggi, a 40-year-old resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mount Everest, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa.
“Challenging steep heights of the mountain, harsh weather conditions, strong winds, blinding blizzards and avalanches, the 40-year-old lady from Lower Dibang Valley District, Smti Muri Linggi, mother of 4 daughters, achieved the rare feet of successfully scaling Mt Everest on May 14 at 8.00am.
A peon in the state education department, Muri has certainly been extremely dedicated and self-driven. By scaling Everest, she becomes the third woman summiteer from the state to climb the 8,848 m (29,029 feet) mountain.
Her expedition was flagged off on April 5 from Roing, which is in the Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. She reached the base camp on April 20, but her plans for a summit assault were foiled due to inclement weather. She had to bide her time without losing focus, and re-started her summit campaign on 10 May.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, came out in support of Muri and tweeted about Muri’s achievement hours after she completed the climb.
In yet another congratulatory message, Minister for State and Home Affairs Kiren Rijuju posted a picture of Muri at the peak holding a placard which read – ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.’