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Reena Kaushal

The first Indian woman to ski to the South Pole

Reena Kaushal
Reena Kaushal
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Wow! What a way to begin 2010.

Yes, absolutely! But I didn’t expect such extensive coverage for adventure sports. Cricket and tennis are the media favourites.

How tough was the selection procedure?

The expedition leader Felicity Aston wrote about how she wanted Indian women to be a part of it. I applied and was one of the ten shortlisted. Finally, two of us were selected to go to Norway for training and I was chosen.

You belong to a very adventurous family.

Yes, my husband has climbed Mt Everest thrice, the Kanchenjunga, and other peaks.

What was it like to be with women from six other very different nations?

It didn’t feel like different nations, languages or religions. This kind of an adventure makes you shed all these barriers.

Was sponsorship an issue?

It was the most challenging part of the expedition. The Bajaj Group helped. And the Indian Mountaineering Foundation helped with my...

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