3 Bangladeshi mountaineers scale Mount Elbrus

June 29, 2013

Musa Ibrahim, Niaz Morshed Patwari and Sifat Fahmida Nawshin reached the top of the 5,642-metre or 18,510-foot mountain, situated along Russia-Georgia border in West Caucasus, at around 8:40am local time on Wednesday. They hoisted the national flag there, Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to
conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest, said in an email.
Dalhat Olmejhev, a resident of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic in Russia, guided them.
Wasfia Nazreen, the second Bangladeshi women to conquer the Mount Everest, scaled Mount Elbrus on Mar 28 this year.
Everest Academy and North Alpine Club Bangladesh (NACB) organised the expedition with support from Summit Group, Far-East Islami Life Insurance and Abdul Monem Limited. The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Bangladesh Tourism Board, Russian Embassy in Bangladesh and the sports and tourism ministries of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria Republic aided the programme.

-With The Independent input

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