Bhubaneswar, June 1 (LocalWire): Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Dash’s body, that was brought to Kathmandu on Thursday, will reach Bhubaneswar today evening around 9 pm today, sources said.
Her body will be kept at Kalinga Stadium from 9 pm to 10.30 pm for public viewing, sources said.
The three-member team including Kalpana’s brother will leave for Delhi from Kathmandu today and will depart from Delhi airport by evening.
Post mortem and other necessary official procedures were completed by Nepal authorities in Kathmandu and the death certificate was handed over to the Indian embassy.
The 53-year lawyer was the first mountaineer from Odisha to scale Mount Everest. She had attempted to climb Mount Everest twice before, once in 2004 and once in 2006, but failed due to bad weather and health conditions.
She achieved this feat on 21 May 2008, along with a team of five members from the theUnited States, Canada and Nepal.
Kalpana died while descending after scaling Everest for the second time. She had left for Everest on April 23 along with Kanchimaya Tamang of Nepal and Liamu Mank of China and complained of breathlessness while descending from the peak.