Another Bangladeshi Babar Ali conquers Mount Everest,The Highest Peak of The World

Babar Ali from Chattogram has summited Mount Everest and raised the red and green flag on the world’s highest peak. 

Farhan Zaman, the chief coordinator of his Everest mission, confirmed the information to Prothom Alo, saying he reached the summit at 8:30 am (Nepal time) on Sunday. 

His mountaineering club, Vertical Dreamers, also disclosed the achievement through a post on Facebook. 

The post read, “Mother Nature has temporarily placed Babar on her peak with the grace of the Creator and the prayers of millions of well-wishers. The base camp manager and outfit owner confirmed this information to us a while back.” 

Regarding his current position, the post noted, “Babar is now on his way down to Camp-4. It will take time to get pictures as it is not possible to communicate with him in the death zone.”

Journey to Everest

Babar Ali left Bangladesh for Nepal on 1 April, to embark on his Everest journey. After taking necessary preparations, he flew from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport on 4 April. From there, he began his trek to Everest base camp and reached there on 10 April.

In a press release, Vertical Dreamers said acclimatisation with the altitude is a critical part of an Everest expedition. Babar undertook several climbs to adapt to the altitude. He traveled from base camp to camp-2 on 26 April and wrapped up the acclimatisation phase. He then waited for favorable weather conditions.

On 14 May, Babar started his journey from the base camp and reached camp-2 within the day. After spending two nights there, he moved to camp-3 on 18 May and reached camp-4 on 19 May.

The upper part of camp-4, situated at 26,000 feet, is known as the ‘death zone’. Babar resumed his climb at midnight on 18 May and reached the peak of Mount Everest at 29,032 feet by the first light of 19 May.

Physician by profession, mountaineer by hobby

Babar Ali, 33, is a physician by profession. He graduated with an MBBS from Chittagong Medical College. Leaving the medical career, he shifted his focus to travel and adventure.

Last year, he started a bi-cycle journey from Srinagar of Kashmir on 13 April and reached Kanyakumari of Tamil Nadu after one month, covering nearly 4,000 kilometers on the way. He experienced the diverse landscapes of 13 states and union territories of India during the journey.

Earlier in 2019, he walked across 64 districts of Bangladesh, with commitment for environmental protection. He documented these expeditions in his books.

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