Muhit makes it just a year later | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 23, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 23, 2011

Another Everest Glory

Muhit makes it just a year later

His Everest feat awaits official confirmation


Bangladeshi mountaineer MA Muhit conquered Mount Everest Saturday though the news is yet to be confirmed officially.
The 41-year-old is the second Bangladeshi after Musa Ibrahim to reach the top of the world. Musareached the peak on this very day last year.
Muhit is a member of Bangla Mountaineering and Tracking Club. Several online news websites reported his feat quoting BMTC members and foreign ministry officials.
Bangla daily Prothom Alo today reported that BMTC President Enam Ul Haque told the paper that he spoke to Muhit yesterday evening over mobile phone. Muhit had borrowed the phone from a Sherpa.
Muhit told Enam that he conquered the Everest Saturday. He is expected to come down to the level-1 base today, the newspaper said.
The Daily Star contacted foreign ministry officials in Dhaka and Nepal and BMTC members who claimed that they heard the news but could not confirm.
Ambassador to Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal Prof Nim Chandra Bhowmik said they heard the news from several sources in Nepal but could not be confirmed.
“We heard it but the Nepal Tourism Board and Mountaineering Clubs in Nepal could not confirmed us yet,” Prof Nim told The Daily Star over phone.
Hailing from Bhola district, Muhit is an official of Paragon Group in Dhaka, said a BMTC member.
Muhit, the first Bangladeshi to conquer the sixth highest peak on earth (8,201 metres) Mount Cho Oyo in 2009, left Dhaka on April 8 this year and started his expedition on April 12 from the Tibet side of Mount Everest (8,848 metres).
Muhit was supposed to reach the Everest last year. He had climbed up to camp-1 of Mount Everest but had to come down due to bad weather after waiting at camp-1 for two days.

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