Premlata Agarwal is the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the Seven Summits, the seven highest continental peaks of the world. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013 for her achievements in the field of Mountaineering. On May 20, 2011, she became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest (29,029 ft.), at the age of 48 years. She also became the first person from Jharkhand state to scale Mount Everest.


Prior to this, she took part in an Island Peak Expedition in Nepal (20,600 ft) in 2004; the Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft) and Mt. Saltoro Kangri  (20,150 ft) in 2006. She participated in the First Indian Women’s Thar Desert Expedition in 2007; a 40-day camel safari from Bhuj in Gujarat to the Wagah Border  (Indo-Pak border) in Punjab. Her feats have earned her a listing in the Limca Book of Records.


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