First female Indian vegan climbs Mt Everest
In May 2022, Prakriti Varshney became the first female Indian vegan (possibly the first female vegan worldwide) to successfully scale Mount Everest. She has since scaled three of the highest mountains in Africa, and aims to climb nine more in various countries this year.
Twenty-six year old Prakriti had been vegan for more than five years before starting this climb. She originally embraced the vegan lifestyle after learning about the impact of the dairy industry on the environment and the animals themselves. She volunteers with an animal rescue nonprofit and uses social media to encourage people to take care of animals. She brought her sustainability concerns with her during her Everest expedition by being very conscious of what she left behind on the mountain. She was shocked by the amount of garbage left behind by other climbers.Read more