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Tine Mena

Tine Mena
Personal information
Main disciplineMountaineer
Born (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 (age 37)
Echali,[1] Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Nationality India
Starting age16
Starting disciplineporter
Notable ascentsThe first woman from Northeast India & Arunachal Pradesh to reach the top of Mount Everest on 9 May 2011[2]
Famous partnershipsRezina Mihu ,Papi Miso , Inni Menjo,Kusu Menjo,Barunge Mihu,Paresh Mihu
Spousefrom Desali village

Tine Mena (Hindi: तिने मिन; born 17 September 1986) is an Indian mountaineer, who on 9 May 2011 became the first woman from Northeast India & Arunachalee woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.[2][3][4][5]

Early life

Tine was born in a remote village of Echali, which is located 178 km from the district headquarter Roing.[6] Her childhood was spent in the laps of mountains and nature. She used to work as a porter for the Indian Army when she was just 17 years old. Her total expenditure during the expedition in 2011 was near about Rs. 20 lakhs.[2]


  1. ^ "Arunachal girl become 1st Indian women to conquer Mt. Everest". isikkim. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "A conversation with Tine Mena". The Arunachal Times. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Tine Mena : First Woman from North East India to conquer Everest". The Northeastern Blog. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ "THAT's Professional (Travel, Hospitality, Aviation & Tourism)". LinkedIn. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Two girls from Arunachal Pradesh to set off for Everest expedition". DNA India. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Northeast's first woman Everester Tine's story now in children's book". NORTHEAST NOW. 15 October 2018.

See also

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