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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nishat Majumder, the First Bangladeshi woman scales Everest



 


                  

Nishat Majumder has climbed to the peak of the Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, as the first Bangladeshi woman.

She reached Everest's 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of the mountain in Nepal on Saturday morning with another team member, M A Muhit.

An accountant by profession, Majumder was accompanied by Mohit, a veteran climber who made it to the top of Everest, Manaslu and Cho-Oyu-3 summits higher than 8,000 metres.

"We found out from her Sherpa that Nishat and M A Mohit have made it to the top around 9:30am," Bangla Mountaineering and Trekking Club founder Inam Al Haque told bdnews24.com on Saturday.

Both Majumder and Mohit are members of the club.

Nishat Majumder was also the first Bangladeshi woman to have conquered three Himalayan peaks higher than 6,000 metres.

Majumder dedicated her climb to Plan International's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign.

Musa Ibrahim, member of Bangladesh's North Alpine Club, was the first Bangladeshi to have conquered the Everest on May 22, 2010.

Weather conditions on the mountain have been challenging this year, prompting several expeditions to cancel their plans to try to reach the summit.

May is considered the best month to climb Everest, when climbers get about two windows of good weather for their bid for the summit.

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