On World Mountain Day, here's a list of 10 gutsy women who dared to dream what was considered impossible in their day and in their age
Melissa Arnot: In 2016, 32-year-old Melissa Arnot became the first American woman and only the seventh woman ever to reach the top of Everest and descend from there without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Arunima Sinha: In 2013, Arunima became the world?s first female amputee to reach the Everest summit. The first Indian amputee to achieve this feat, Arunima reveals how she lost her left leg at the age of 24 after being thrown off a train. She then "pondered on the most impossible dream I could set for myself. I decided to climb the Everest.?
Premlata Agarwal: At the age of 48, Premlata became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the Mount Everest in 2011. She is also the first Indian woman to have scaled the Seven Summits, the seven highest continental peaks of the world.
Santosh Yadav: The Indian mountaineer was the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest twice -- in 1992 and 1993. Santosh is also the first woman to climb Mt Everest from the more dangerous Kangshung face.
Dicky Dolma: The only climber to have successfully scaled the peak of Everest without completing an advanced course in mountaineering, Dicky Dolma achieved the feat in 1993 -- the youngest woman to do so back then.
France's Henriette d'Angeville became the first woman mountaineer to scale Mont Blanc without aid at the age of 45 in 1838. Her outfit, including heavy wool skirts, boots with nails driven through the soles, layers of silk along with hemp ropes, was estimated to weigh about 21 pounds.
Annie Smith Peck: An American mountaineer, Annie S Peck tackled Mexico's Mount Orizaba in 1897, setting the women's altitude record at that time. She later set the record for the highest climb in the Western Hemisphere at the age of 58 after climbing Peru's Mount
Huascaran in 1908.
Maria Paradis: In 1808, Maria Paradis became the first woman to climb Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. The experience left her exhausted and she had difficulty breathing. After her own successful climb, she would reportedly leave refreshments for others who attempted Mont Blanc.