Mamta Rawat hails from a hushed village of Bankoli in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Inspired by nature since childhood, she joined Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional mountaineer. Despite social and financial hurdles, she completed her NIM courses and is now a certified mountaineer and an adventure guide. She played a vital role in the rescue mission of stranded pilgrims during 2013 Kedarnath disaster. This brave soul single-handedly saved hundreds of lives which otherwise would have perished.
“It is such an honor to have her lead our first batch of All-women trek to Dayara Bugyal that commences on March 2, 2016. If having her guide you through the beautiful Himalayan terrain doesn’t instill a sense of adventure, nothing else will.”
She was praised by numerous NGOs and social workers for her brave act. For her courageous effort, she was invited to a TV show and had Amitabh Bachchan and Sania Mirza talk with her about bravery and grit. She safely rescued 40 children during the 2013 flash floods as well as assisted Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) during their search and rescue missions. In addition to that, there has been a documentary made on her life depicting her struggles as well as her sheer will to break the shackles of society and create new opportunities for women in Uttarakhand.
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