Monti Rajkhowa becomes first Assamese to scale Mt. Kanchenjunga
GUWAHATI: Guwahati girl, Nang Monti Rajkhowa successfully scaled the third highest and one of the most challenging peaks, Mt Kanchenjunga. She is the first Assamese to complete this feat.
Rajkhowa, a resident of Hatigaon in Guwahati and an executive engineer with Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), was part of a five member team that completed the mission on 20th May. She was also part of the Everest expedition last year, scaling up to camp 4 at an altitude of 8000 metres.
The Kanchenjunga expedition team had three women members, out of which ONGCian Monti Rajkhowa and IMF’s Sheetal successfully scaled the peak while Shipra Batra, another ONGCian accompanied the team as support staff.
The team attempted the summit in 2 groups, with the first group, comprising of Expedition leader Nirmal Kumar, Pankaj Joshi, Monti Rajkhowa, Palkesh G Kalma and Gaurav Kadian scaling the peak at around 8:15 AM, Nepal Time on 20th May, 2018 and the second group comprising of Yogender Garbiyal, Rahul Jarngal, Akash Bavariya, Surendra Prasad Jakhmola and Indian Mountaineering Foundation’s Sheetal scaling the peak on 21st May, 2018 at around 3:40 am Nepal Time.
Summiteers Nirmal Kumar, Rahul Jarngal and Yogender Garbiyal were also part of the team that scaled the Everest last year, a unique accomplishment.
Congratulating the team on its momentous feat, ONGC CMD, Shashi Shanker said, “This is a unique achievement which will inspire all ONGCians. ONGC continues its tradition of creating new milestones and scaling new heights.”
Sharing their experience on this momentous occasion, the team said, “We have done it again. Summited the most difficult mountain, Kanchenjunga. We dedicate this success to all the martyrs of ONGC who laid down their lives in the service of the nation. We feel privileged to take the ONGC dream to the top of the world again.”
ONGC's team is now the first Corporate in the world to accomplish this unique feat.
File photo of the Kanchenjunga expedition team