Tine Mena

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Tine Mena
Personal information
Main discipline Mountaineer
Born (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 (age 35)
Echali, [1] Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
NationalityFlag of India.svg  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. 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]

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