Who Is Jyoti Ratre? The Oldest Indian Woman To Conquer Mount Everest At 55?

On May 19, 2024, Jyoti Ratre became the oldest woman to climb Mount Everest in India. The mountain climber reached the peak on her second attempt. Jyoti is known for her several other expeditions before Mount Everest. Being an entrepreneur by profession, she let her desires touch the sky. She proved that age is just a number if one decides to achieve something in life. Three climbing guides, Lakpa Nuru Sherpa, Ming Nuru Sherpa, and Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, assisted her in the mission. 

Who Is Jyoti Ratre?

Jyoti Ratre is an entrepreneur and a mountaineer by heart. She had a strong desire to seek adventure since childhood. Thus, she often posts about her adventures on her Instagram account. Jyoti is on her Instagram as @jyotiratre. Her Instagram shows complete adventures and the beauty of being alive. She used to share different archeological structures and mountains before. Jyoti is also inclined towards dance and arts. She has a loving dog named Mike. It is a Rottweiler. Jyoti Ratre belongs to Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She always aimed to make her city proud with her new achievements. 

Jyoti Ratre Marathon And Cycling Challenges

Being an active sports and adventure seeker, she started exploring the mountains of Ladakh in 2017 and began basic trekking during that time. Jyoti also participated in a cycling challenge in 2020 while cycling on the outer boundary of Bhopal. She completed 36.47 km of distance in the outer peace challenge in Bhopal. She participated in other marathons like India Freedom 3.0 in 2022, the Panchmarhi Monsoon Half Marathon in 2023 for 21 km, and the Shaheed-Azam Bhagat Singh Marathon in 2024. 

Jyoti Ratre Success Story As The Oldest Indian Woman To Climb Mount Everest

Jyoti’s journey as a mountain climber started during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her Manali trek, she completed her trek to Deo Tibba, which sparked a fire to continue mountain climbing. Deo Tibba is around 6,000 meters or 19,687 feet high. She also wanted to climb Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus. Before her journey to the peak, she decided to tell her family about her dream. However, the family didn’t support her decision. There was a big question mark on her age and her health.

Jyoti wanted to be the strength of all homemakers and started working on her fitness level. She reached Mount Elbrus’s summit, which is 5,642 meters or 18,510 feet from the sea level. Jyoti took on the mission to reach the summit of the highest peaks on seven continents. She completed another peak, Mt. Bermejo in Chile, in 2022. On October 20, 2023, she completed her next mission to climb the highest peak of Australia. It is Mount Kosciuszko, at an altitude of 2,228 meters or 7,310 feet from the sea level. 

She is the oldest woman to climb the highest peak in Europe. Jyoti has been honored with Bhopal Ratna 2022 for her fearless attitude. Jyoti is a self-learned climber. No one gave her training or admission to the mountaineering institute. Thus, she used to practice on her own. Starting from the smaller peaks, she reached the highest peak today. Her journey to Mount Everest took a long time. She started working on her mission to reach the top of Mount Everest in 2023.

The year could have gone better for her mission, as she had to return from 8,160 meters because of harsh weather. Reaching so close to her goal, she felt a little low for not being able to get it. Due to heavy winds, Jyoti stayed at Lhotse Camp at 7,800 meters. Due to extreme weather conditions, she was bound to stay at Everest Camp 4 on Saturday, at a height of 8,000 meters, during her second attempt. 

At 55, she broke Sangeeta Bhal’s record as the oldest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest. Jyoti reached the summit on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 6:30 a.m. Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa, Ming Nurbu Sherpa, and Pasang Tenzing Sherpa guided her during her journey. 8K expeditions organized the climb with the expedition leader, Lakpa Mountaineering. Jyoti touched 8,848.86 meters of Mount Everest today, which made India proud.

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Garima Kaur is a B.com student and an author at Charcha Times. She is passionate about exploring the dynamics of business world, startups, share market, and crypto.

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