Professor Harshwanti Bisht becomes first woman president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation

Arjuna awardee Dr. Bisht was also one of the first three woman to climb to the top of the 7816 meter tall Nanda Devi Parvat.

Professor Harshwanti Bisht becomes first woman president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Professor Harshwanti Bisht (middle) was presented with the Arjuna award for her achievements in the field of Mountaineering. Source: Instagram

Renowned mountaineer Harshwanti Bisht has been elected as the chairperson of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), the country’s largest mountaineering institute. The 62-year-old became the first woman president of the IMF, since its formation 60 years ago. She is also the first mountaineer from Uttarakhand to be elected the President of IMF.

As the newly elected president, Dr. Bisht intends to encourage more and more girl to go into the field of adventure sports, especially mountaineering and improve the financial condition of the institute.