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ARTICLE: Facing the Samsara: Indian Women Climbing High

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 UKC Articles 18 Feb 2021
Prateeksha on Samsara, making the second Indian female ascent.

Nutan Shinde-Pawar profiles three women pushing boundaries in Indian climbing and competing on the world circuit...

You might wonder where women feature in the Indian climbing community. In recent years, a major milestone in Indian climbing was passed as multiple women attained the significant grade of 8a. In 2018, Siddhi Manerikar was the first Indian woman to climb 8a with her ascent of Samsara in Badami. In January 2020, Prateeksha Arun also climbed the line, followed by Gowri Varanashi in December.



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 B-team 19 Feb 2021
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An excellent article; thank you.

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Really enjoyable and inspiring read, thank you Nutan! Three amazing people.

 ThunderBeest 21 Feb 2021
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I think this counts for every community. Doesn't have to be gender based, but 8a can seem hard until some relatable punter does it. Next thing everyone jumps on it.

 Flinticus 21 Feb 2021
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Nice article. The more mental and cultural  barriers come down, the better. 


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