Who is Baljeet Kaur? Meet first Indian Mountaineer to scale four 8,000-metre peaks within a month

written by Rajan Nath | May 24, 2022

Who is mountaineer Baljeet Kaur?  Everybody wants to know more about the 27-year-old woman who made the whole nation proud as she becomes the first Indian mountaineer to scale four 8,000-metre peaks in less than a month.

Well, you are in absolutely right place as you will find out some interesting facts about her. So, let's find out who is Baljeet Kaur?

Who is Baljeet Kaur? Meet first Indian Mountaineer to scale four 8,000-metre peaks within a month Image Source: Twitter

The 27-year-old woman belongs to Himachal Pradesh. She scaled four 8000-metre peaks — Mt Everest (May 22), Mt Annapurna (April 28), Mt Kanchenjunga (May 12) and Mt Lhotse (May 23) — within a month.

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Who is Baljeet Kaur? Meet first Indian Mountaineer to scale four 8,000-metre peaks within a month Image Source: Twitter

She has always been fascinated by mountains and even climbed small hills near her village Panjrol in Kandhaghat tehsil of Himachal’s Solan district.

Her mother Shanti Devi was sure that Baljeet Kaur would accomplish her dream of becoming a mountaineer. Reportedly, Baljeet has three siblings. Notably, her father Amrik Singh used to work as a bus driver with Himachal Road Transport Corporation.

Who is Baljeet Kaur? Meet first Indian Mountaineer to scale four 8,000-metre peaks within a month Image Source: Twitter

Baljeet completed her studies in the Government Senior Secondary School at Mamligh, a neighbouring village. She also enrolled herself with the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and that’s when she started her journey to become mountaineer.

Besides, Baljeet Kaur is the first Indian female mountaineer to have successfully climbed the 8,167-m high Mt Dhaulagiri. She indeed has an inspiring story and amazing journey. That's the reason why every body is proud of her.

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