Bachendri Pal was born in Nakori village in Uttarakhand state.
(i) She was a girl of courage and determination right from her childhood. At the age of 12 years, in a picnic, Bachendri climbed a mountain (13125 feet) just while playing.
(ii) After getting the training from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, she participated in the mountaineering expedition of Gangotri mountain (21900 feet) and Rudugera mountain (19091 feet)
(iii) Because of her courage and enthusiasm, she was selected for the Everest Expedition team of 84 members. While climbing Everest (1984), there was a heavy landslide. Bachendri was badly hurt on the back of her head. All the ‘team members were also injured and they returned. But she did not give up. Due to her courage and strong determination, she became the first woman to climb the Mt Everest on 23rd May 1984