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By- Santosh Yadav
- Santosh Yadav is one of the few women in the world to have climbed the Mount Everest twice.
- She first climbed the peak in May 1992 and then did it again in May 1993.
- She was born in 1969 in Rewari District of Haryana state in India and is an officer in Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
- She is an alumnus of Maharani College, Jaipur.
- Living in Kasturba Hostel, she joined Uttarkashi’s Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
- While studying, she prepared herself to climb two greatest peaks in life namely, mountaineering and Indian Civil Services and was successful in both.
- She prepared for her IAS exams in a hostel provided by Indian Mountaineering Federation at Connaught Place, New Delhi. Her brother is an officer in the Indian Army. She was also conferred Padma Shri award in 2000.