Priyanka Mohite who hails from Maharashtra’ s Satara became the first Indian woman to conquer 5 peaks above 8,000 meters. Her achievement was announced on May 5 after she climbed Mount Kanchenjunga. The 30-year-old mountain trekker and audacious woman is the recipient of the Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award 2020, successfully completed her expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third-highest mountain on the planet, at 4.52 pm, according to reports.
As per the official report, she became the first Indian woman to reach Annapurna, the 10th highest peak in the world (8,091 m). With Priyanka’s climb of the third-highest mountain, she became the first Indian woman to conquer the 5 peaks. Earlier, in 2013, Priyanka climbed the world’s highest peak Mount Everest at 8,849 m, in 2018 she climbed Mount Lhotse at 8,516 m, then Mount Makalu at 8,485 m, and Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895 m in 2016.
Priyanka was a passionate girl of mountain climbing ever since she realized the beauty and adventure-filled trip of each peak. During her teenage, she started climbing mountains in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra and other mountains in parts of India. It was in 2015, that Priyanka decided to reach out at the top of the second-highest peak in the Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.