First Indian couple climb Mt Everest

May 21 2011

Kathmandu, May 20 : Sushma and Vikas Kaushik, hailing from Haryana, today became the first Indian couple to scale the Mount Everest.

Sushma Kaushik (32) and Vikash Kaushik (25) reached the world's highest summit, the 8,848 metre high Mt Everest, today morning, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Asian Trekking, who organised the expedition.

Another climber Premlata Agrawal (48), who accompanied the couple became the oldest Indian woman to climb Everest.

Sushma, a policewoman, and Vikas were accompanied by two Nepali guides, Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa and Tenzing Dorjee Sherpa, Ang Tshering said.

Other Indian climbers who scaled the Everest today were Sunita Singh, Pawan Grewa and Narinder Singh.