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Babar Ali 6th Bangladeshi to conquer Mount Everest

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Published: 14:18, 19 May 2024

Update: 14:19, 19 May 2024

Babar Ali 6th Bangladeshi to conquer Mount Everest

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Babar Ali, a physician from Hathazari upazila in Chattogram, reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday (19 May) at 8:45 am Bangladesh time, becoming the sixth Bangladeshi to conquer the world's highest peak.

Dr. Babar’s achievement has sparked widespread acclaim in Chattogram and across social media. His organization, Vertical Dreamers, shared the news in a Facebook post, stating, “By the grace of Almighty and the blessings of millions of well-wishers, mother nature has placed Babar on her peak (Everest) for a while.”

Farhan Zaman, the expedition’s chief coordinator, confirmed Dr. Babar’s ascent, saying, “Babar Ali has touched the highest peak Everest at 8:30 am local time (Nepal) and 8:45 pm Bangladesh time this morning.”

Dr. Babar, who left Bangladesh for Nepal on April 1, underwent extensive preparation before embarking on his Everest journey. After a week of trekking from Kathmandu to the base camp, he began the ascent.

With his successful Everest climb, Dr. Babar now aims to conquer Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. If he succeeds, he will be the first Bangladeshi to summit Lhotse and the first to climb two 8,000-meter peaks in a single expedition, marking a new milestone in Bangladeshi mountaineering.

Bangladesh’s history with Everest began when Musa Ibrahim reached the summit on May 23, 2010. Following him were Mohammad Abdul Muhith on May 21, 2011, Nishat Majumder on May 19, 2012, Wasfia Nazrin on May 26, 2012, and Sajal Khaled on May 20, 2013. Nishat Majumder was the first Bangladeshi woman to summit Everest.

As Dr. Babar Ali descends from Everest, he is already setting his sights on Lhotse, asking supporters for their continued prayers and support.

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