Shipra Mazumdar

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Shipra Mazumdar
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Bengali[1]
Occupation Major in the Indian Army
Known for Reaching the summit of Mt Everest

Shipra Mazumdar is a Major in the Indian Army, and a member of the Indian Army women mountaineering team. She is a Bengali.[1]

At 9:30 a.m. on June 2, 2005,[2] she reached the summit of Mount Everest with three other members of the team. They climbed from Tibet, using the North Col route. [3]

Another mountaineering team from the Indian Air Force had reached the summit on May 30.[2] One member of that team, Squadron Leader S.S. Chaithanya, disappeared in a blizzard during the descent.[4]


  1. ^ a b "On top of the world, in 10 hours". Times of India (Mumbai). May 18, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Army women create history atop Everest". The Tribune (Chandigarh). June 2, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Indian Army women scale Mt Everest". Times of India (Mumbai). June 3, 2005. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Army women on top of the world". The Telegraph (Calcutta). June 3, 2005. Retrieved January 26, 2013.