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Krushnaa, youngest Indian woman to scale Everest
Published on 26 Oct. 2010 9:56 PM IST
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Who dares wins. At 19, Krushnaa Patil dared to conquer the highest peak on the face of the earth. On May 21, 2009 at 7.10 AM, she won her biggest prize - scaling Mount Everest with a team of eleven Indian mountaineers.
“My instructors said just do it, but if it is dangerous do turn back. Coming back alive is more important than anything else in this world. But one of my uncle said don’t come back until you reach the height,” said Khrushnaa.
Mountaineering is not just adventure and fun. Training for an expedition pushes the body’s limits of endurance. The obsession for scaling peaks touched Krushnaa when she was little - while vacationing with her family in the hills she decided to chase her dream; her parents were supportive. Her father took Rs 30 lakh loan to fund Krushnaa’s Everest expedition, reports CNN-IBN.
“My family were more excited than me,” said Khrushnaa.
Krushnaa’s feat put her in an elite club and her mission now is to scale the tallest peak in every continent.
“It is very easy to get demotivated. I have decided this is something I have to do,” Khrushnaa added.

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