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Guv congratulates Everester Kabak Yano

TAP | Updated: May 22, 2024

ITANAGAR, May 22: Governor K T Parnaik has congratulated Kabak Yano for scaling Mount Everest, the world highest peak.

“This is a proud moment for the people of Arunachal Pradesh,” the governor said in a statement here on Wednesday.

Yano has become the fifth Arunachalee woman from the state to summit Mount Everest.

Hailing from Kamle district, Yano achieved this remarkable feat on Tuesday morning at approximately 11:50 am, marking a significant milestone in her mountaineering journey.

The Governor stated that Yano's conquest of Mount Everest demonstrates that the daughters of the state are resilient, courageous, adventurous, enterprising and talented.

He added that her accomplishment would inspire other young people in the state to excel in their chosen fields.

Parnaik also commended the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang in West Kameng district of the state for Yano's accomplishment, noting that she completed her advanced mountaineering training at the institute.

He said the institute has successfully fulfilled its mission of identifying talented youth and helping them reach the pinnacle of mountaineering.

Currently pursuing her studies at Rashtriya Raksha University's Pasighat campus in East Siang district, Yano has successfully completed the Basic Mountaineering Course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in Darjeeling, as well as the advanced mountaineering course and the search & rescue course from the NIMAS.

Yano joined a six-member expedition team, with the other five members from Nepal, to conquer the world's highest mountain peak, standing tall at 8848.86 meters.

Her expedition from Arunachal Pradesh was flagged off from Naharlagun on March 22.