India’s First Everest Climber As A Rescue Worker During The Uttarakhand Floods

Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, took an active part in rescue operations during the Uttarakhand floods, using her own skills to help others.

This story was broadcasted on BBC Outlook on 6 August 2013. I did the voice overs for Pal. Listen to it at this link (It begins at 33 minutes. You can either stream it in your browser or right click and ‘Save Link’): http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/outlook/outlook_20130806-1206b.mp3

Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to have climbed Mount Everest. So when deadly floods hit the northern state of Uttarakhand in June she decided to put her mountaineering skills to use to bring supplies to families cut off in remote villages. Hear her story on tomorrow's Outlook. (Photo by Gayathri Sreedharan)

Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to have climbed Mount Everest. So when deadly floods hit the northern state of Uttarakhand in June she decided to put her mountaineering skills to use to bring supplies to families cut off in remote villages. Hear her story on tomorrow’s Outlook. (Photo by Gayathri Sreedharan)

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