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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Indian mountaineer scales Everest

Among the seven climbers who scaled the summit, four are from China, two from Greece and one from India. The Indian mountaineer was identified as Pranay Bandbuch by the ministry.

world Updated: May 20, 2019 22:10 IST
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An Indian mountaineer was among 14 climbers who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Monday, officials said.
An Indian mountaineer was among 14 climbers who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Monday, officials said.(AFP)
         

An Indian mountaineer was among 14 climbers who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Monday, officials said.

Seven foreign mountaineers from China, Greece and India, and seven Nepalese Sherpas reached atop the 8,848-metre peak on Monday morning, according to the mountain division of ministry of tourism. Nepal opened the climbing route to the world’s highest peak on May 14, when a team of eight Sherpas successfully scaled the Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the summit.

Among the seven climbers who scaled the summit, four are from China, two from Greece and one from India. The Indian mountaineer was identified as Pranay Bandbuch by the ministry. Around 378 climbers, part of 41 different teams, have obtained climbing permits for Mount Everest from the department of tourism this spring season. Over 200 climbers plan to make their final summit push starting Tuesday.