41 years, Australia
On November 30, a high-court order overturned an informal ban on women climbing Agasthyakoodam, a sacred Indian peak.
On January 15, Dhanya Sanal became the first woman to summit Agasthyakoodam, a 1,868-meter peak in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of the Western Ghats range and the second highest mountain in Kerala, India. Sanal undertook her climb after a high court lifted an informal ban that prohibited women from climbing Agasthyakoodam.
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