2 Bangladeshis climb 4 Himalayan peaks in 10 days, set new domestic record
Two Bangladeshi mountaineers climbed four Himalayan peaks in just 10 days, setting a new domestic record.
The mountaineers -- Salehin Arshady and Imran Khan Ozil -- climbed a series of peaks in the western part of the great Himalayas in a record time, according to a press release.
Under the title "GoZayaan Expedition Ladakh", the alpinist duo climbed four high altitude peaks -- Kang Yatse II (6254m), Dzo Zongo East (6214m), Regioni Mallai Ri- I (6120m) and Conga Ri (5755m) -- in just ten days.
The expedition took place in Ladakh, northern part of India, also known as Little Tibet. The team departed Dhaka on September 4 and arrived in Leh, the capital of Ladakh on the following day.
After obtaining required permits and logistics, the team started the trek on September 8 and two days later they reached their first base camp set for Kang Yatse II. On September 12 midnight, the duo started their climb and at 12:08pm they stood on top of Kang Yatse II, towering 6254m above sea level.
The team then moved their base camp for Regioni Mallai Ri. On September 15 midnight they started for the summit. After an exhilarating climb of twelve hours, they ascended to the 6120m peak.
On the September 19, the team climbed Conga Ri and on September 20, 5:43 pm, the duo climbed Dzo Zongo East (6214m) peak.
This series of ascents is the very first for Bangladeshi mountaineering. This successful project set a high benchmark for future expeditions.
"GoZayaan Expedition Ladakh" is organized by Audree, a mountain-based adventure community. From its inception Audree has inspired the youths to embark on challenging activities by organising workshops, training, publications and film shows.
Gozayaan, the travel tech company, is sponsoring the expedition to inspire the youths to go limitless. Media partner of the expedition is The Daily Star. Travelers of Bangladesh, The Quest and Bio Areca Ltd are also partnering with the expedition.