Odisha Mountaineer Kalpana Dash Passes away

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Kalpana Dash

Bhubaneswar: Ace Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Dash, passed away above the balcony area on Mount Everest on Thursday afternoon while descending from the summit point.

She along with Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal and Liyamu Ma from China made it to the summit point of Mount Everest around 12.55 pm.

She was the first woman from Odisha to have scaled Mt Everest in 2008 along with a team of five members from the United States, Canada and Nepal.