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Odia Mountaineer Kalpana Dash Hospitalised, Critical

**Cuttack**: The first Odia mountaineer to scale Mt Everest, Kalpana Dash has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday evening after she complained of a severe ache in the stomach.

The mountaineer is being treated at the Surgery ward of the Hospital. Her condition is stated to be critical, according to sources.

Notably, Kalpana had scaled Mt Everest on 21 May, 2008, with a five-member team from United States, Canada and Nepal. A lawyer by profession, she had also scaled Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa) in 2014, Mt Aconcagua (South America) in January 2015, Mt Elbrus (Europe) in July 2015and Mt Kosciuszko (Australia) in December 2015.

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