A 19-year-old girl has been chosen for an expedition to the world's highest peak-- Mount Everest-- scheduled to begin in April next year.
Saachi Soni,a native of Jaipur and student of Delhi University, has been selected by Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling for the expedition scheduled from April 6 to May 25, 2013.
"It is a privilege. I feel great to be chosen for such an expedition to scale the world's highest peak. I will work hard to bring laurels to my country," Saachi said.
Mount Everest (8,850 mt) is located in Himalayan region of Nepal.
Saachi, who will be a part of eight member group, is pursuing a course in Mass Media from Indraprasth College for women and is looking for sponsorship to support her expedition.
She started actively participating in adventurous sports at the age of seven and has scaled four peaks in Gharwal and Sikkim Himalayas -- Mt Bandarpunch (21,600 ft), Mt Renok (18,000 ft), Mt DKD (17,800 ft) and MT V C Roy (20,000ft).