In Tine and the Faraway Mountain we follow the story of Tine Mena, a mountineer, who at the age of 25 became the first woman from North-East India to climb Everest.
Tine Mena was a young girl from Mishmi hills of Arunachal Pradesh who heard the calling of the mountains. She had to hide her gender to become a army porter in the mountains, and after being discovered they let her stay on because her skills were so good, paving the way for more female porters.
Determined and inspired to summit Everest, she fundraised for her own private expedition, and against terrible weather conditions, managed to succeed.
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Text and Images from Tina and the Faraway Mountain
“I completely let go of fear. Fear of norms and fear of society.
I was neither afraid of failure, nor dying. I believed in my own strengths and nurtured
my natural talent. I improved my weaknesses. And above all, I always followed my heart”
—Tine Mena, mountaineer
Today is a big day for Tine Mena.
At the age of 25, she has become the first woman
from Northeast India to climb Everest. At 8,848 metres, Everest is
the highest mountain in the world. It’s as high as five thousand
men (who are six feet tall) standing on top of each other!
This is the story of Tine’s journey, a girl who loves to climb mountains.
In the Mishmi hills of Arunachal Pradesh, Tine heard a wondrous call from the distant mountains. She was drawn to it, a sound only she could hear.
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