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Mountaineer calls for channelling youth energy

Mountaineer calls for channelling youth energy
Sangeeta S Bahl (r) shares the experience about her maiden attempt to scale Mount Everest, in Jammu. Inderjeet Singh

Vikas Sharma

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 2

Fiftytwo-year-old Sangeeta S Bahl, who carved a niche for herself by attempting to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, besides successfully scaling various other peaks across the globe, said adversities in life do come while pursuing goals, but the right frame of mind was the key to achieve success against all odds in any field.

Born and brought up in Jammu, Sangeeta, who is the founder, director, author and owner of Impact Image Consultants, Gurgaon, said this during an interaction with the media here today. She is on a 3-day visit to the winter capital. Impact Image Consultants is a pioneer firm working on management of companies, beauty pageants and personal branding.

Pertinently, Sangeeta S Bahl along with other members were evacuated from the higher camps of Mount Everest in May this year after they suffered from high-altitude sickness while attempting to climb the world’s highest peak.

“It is true that no one can scale Mount Everest in the first attempt, but it does not mean that one should stop trying to do so,” Sangeeta said. “During my expedition to Mount Everest, I became aware of my limitations and at the same time, I learnt many new things en route expedition which will certainly help me to prepare well for my next attempt to scale the highest peak of the world. All in all, it was an invaluable experience. Before making my next attempt to scale Mount Everest, I am planning to scale Mount Mansu in Nepal,” she added.

“For those who want to excel in life, age is just a number and the most important thing is the mindset. Life is what you make it. I too struggled a lot to achieve fame and success in life. In fact, I started climbing at the age of 47 when I scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 along with my husband Ankur Bahl,” Sangeeta said.

“I have pledged to scale seven highest peaks of the world in seven continents. I have already climbed some of the highest peaks in five continents, namely Mount Aconcagua in South America, Mount Vinson in Antartica, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Mount Kosiousko in Australia,” she said.

“As a daughter of the soil, I am always ready with my team to help the youth,” Sangeeta said.


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