A 33-year-old climber from Pune had a narrow escape after she fell down a 100-foot-deep crevice in the HImalayas last week. Jaishri Dumbre was part of a 35-member team that was on an expedition in Uttarakhand to scale an 18,600-foot mountain. She was pulled out of the crevice after a two-hour-long rescue operation.
Dumbre told Hindustan Times that she was "reborn" that day.
“My birthday falls on June 12, though. From now onwards, I will celebrate it on June 16, the day when I was reborn,” she said.
According to the report, Dumbre fell into a 100-foot-deep and one-foot-wide crevice while she was climbing the mountain with two other people at around 1.30 am on 16 June. Dumbre, who is a mechanical engineer by profession, is an experienced climber.
When Dumbre fell into the crevice, she was stuck in the middle due to the ice, Digambar Singh Panwar, a senior instructor of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), which organised the expedition told HT. Even as other members of the team tried to enter the crevice to pull her out, they were unable to do so. Meanwhile, Dumbre lost consciousness.
It was only after the team poured hot water around the ice and melted it that they were able to pull Dumbre out. Even though she returned to Pune following the incident, she has said she will continue climbing mountains, which she described as her "passion".
The team members made a video of the entire incident. Watch it below: