Priyanka Mohite – The First Indian Woman To Scale 5 Peaks Above 8000 Meters

Mad4Her By Archana Bhakta | 2 min read

Priyanka Mohite

At 30, many youngsters are going through a quarter-life crisis, trying to gauge where their life is heading. But, Priyanka Mohite has her life goal set, and that is upwards.

In another proud counterpart, Priyanka Mohite raved the Indian tricolor flag 8586 meters above sea level on the summit of the third highest mountain in the world – Kanchenjunga.

With the apex of achievement, she becomes the only Indian woman to climb five peaks above 8000 meters in her span.

Mt. Kangchenjunga, which stands at 8586 above sea level, is the third highest mountain in the world. This feat was accomplished and was rejoiced across social platforms.

Mad4India brings an overwhelming story of Priyanka Mohite, who scaled the third highest mountain.

Priyanka Mohite’s Journey

Priyanka Mohite
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Hailing from Satara district in western Maharashtra, she was passionate about climbing since childhood. When she was a teenager, she started to scale the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra. Her ambitions never stopped. In 2012 Priyanka Mohite climbed the Bandarpunch, which lies in the Garhwal division of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. She climbed a mountain massif plunging her dreams one step closer.

She also claimed Mt. Menthosa, which is at 6,443 meters. It is the second-highest peak in the Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.

Among her many achievements, she also climbed the world’s highest mountain – Everest (8,849 m) in 2013 at the age of 21, Mount Makalu (8,485 m) in 2016, Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) in 2016 and Mount Lhotse (8,516 m) in 2018.

Priyanka Mohite
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In April 2021, she scaled the 10th highest peak in the world – Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), and titled herself the first Indian woman to achieve this feat of achievement.

At such heights, under challenging circumstances, amid unpredictable weather conditions, Priyanka Mohite stood tall and pushed her physical and mental prowess to the limit.

There are fewer people in India who scale 8000 peaks, and women nonetheless. It was after she peaked Mt.Everest, she decided to challenge other peaks and undertake the journey.

Peaked high, but more to achieve

Priyanka Mohite
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At the age where many would start settling in life, Priyanka Mohite is ready to conquer more than 8000 peaks. She is now a well-known persona, and she is glad that she is being recognize, but with it comes responsibility, which she is willing to fulfill.

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Many youngsters look up to her, and it’s a challenge to live up to their expectations. But, she has aced herself higher and is scaling high than ever.

Priyanka Mohite, who now resides in Bangalore, is also the recipient of the Maharashtra government’s Shiv Chhatrapati State award for adventure sports for 2017-2018.

For her mountaineering journey and taking an edge, Priyanka Mohite was also awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020 by Ram Nath Kovind.

Priyanka Mohite
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Priyanka Mohite is also a scientist. She has her responsibility as a senior research associate in immunology in a Bangalore-based firm called Syngene International Limited, Biocon’s research organization that offers pharma and biotechnology customized solutions.

The young lady has ascended her goal and is on a mission to achieve more. She has made the country proud, and being a mountain person since she was a child, the 30-year-old is not going to stop.

The 30-year-old woman, since she was in her younger days, has been climbing peaks, but when she scaled the 10th highest mountain peak in the world – Mt. Annapurna, in April 2021, she received the title of India’s first woman to reach this success.

Consistency and dedication is the key part through which Priyanka Mohite has carved this path of success. On this journey, she gives immense credit to her mentor, Kailas Bagal, who insulated her passion for mountaineering and love for nature since childhood.

Adding to the number of achievements, Priyanka Mohite becomes the first Indian woman to climb five peaks above 8000 meters.

Thriving to make an impact on the younger generation to pursue their dreams and follow her passion, Mad4India bestows a good fortune on Priyanka Mohite.

Sources of Information – The Times of India & The Hindu

To know more about Priyanka Mohite, please check – Instagram

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