Babar Ali becomes fifth Bangladeshi to conquer Mount Everest

National Desk

Published: May 19, 2024, 12:16 PM

Babar Ali becomes fifth Bangladeshi to conquer Mount Everest

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Babar Ali has successfully scaled Mount Everest, becoming the fifth Bangladeshi to achieve this remarkable feat.

On Sunday, May 19, at 8:30 AM Bangladesh time, Babar Ali reached the summit of Everest. This information was confirmed by the expedition’s chief coordinator, Farhan Zaman, through the base camp team.

Babar Ali embarked on his journey to conquer the peak of the Himalayas on April 1. The Everest summit stands at 15,500 feet above sea level. At 8:30 AM, Babar Ali proudly raised the Bangladeshi flag atop the summit.

However, Babar’s expedition doesn’t end here. His ultimate goal is to ascend the fourth highest peak in the world, Lhotse, which is adjacent to Everest. On Sunday, he will descend to Camp-4 and resume his journey towards Lhotse at midnight. If all goes well, he is expected to reach the summit of Lhotse by dawn.

It is noteworthy that Babar Ali left Bangladesh for Nepal on April 1 this year. After obtaining the necessary climbing permits and purchasing essential equipment, he traveled from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to Lukla. It took Babar Ali approximately two months to reach the summit of Everest.

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