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TOPIC: First North East India on top of the world (Mt. Everest) Expedition 2013

First North East India on top of the world (Mt. Everest) Expedition 2013 7 years, 5 months ago #227

According to an announcement on e-pao.net, the first North East India on top of the world (Mt. Everest) Expedition will be undertaken under the leadership of MMTA (Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association). The proposed mission is funded by North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong- Government of India, Organized by Planning Department, Govt. of Manipur and to be implemented by MMTA, Manipur.

The significance of this expedition is-
* This is the first Expedition comprising exclusively of the Mountaineers of North East India.
* Mrs. Anshu Jamsenpa, the first lady from Arunachal Pradesh, who has scaled Mt. Everest twice in the history is part of the climber Team to create history for the third time.
* Mr. N. Chinkheinganba, 15 year old boy, on completion of the expedition will be the youngest to scale the Mt. Everest.
* First expedition to be executed under the leadership of a State Government (Govt. of Manipur).

The expedition will be flagged off from Imphal on 15th February 2013 and the second legged flag off from New Delhi on 20th March 2013. During the period between February 2013 and March 2013, the participants will undergo the final seasoning and team formation at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. They are likely to make the historic summit in between 13th to 21st May 2013.

Re: First North East India on top of the world (Mt. Everest) Expedition 2013 6 years, 10 months ago #651


The team, comprising Anshu Jamsenpa and Nima Lama from Arunachal Pradesh, will try to make it to Everest (8,848 metres) on May 17 and 18. Most of the expedition members have touched Camp III (7,450 metres), besides conquering several peaks in the Himalayas such as Kala Patthar (7,161 metres), Pumori (7,165 metres) and Camp II (6,500 metres) as part of their acclimatization exercise to conquer the Everest.

Expedition leader L Surjit Singh said the earlier plan to make a bid for the summit between May 12 and 14 had to be aborted because of worsening weather conditions. During the last acclimatization climb, the expedition members had to return to Base Camp (6,340 metres) after they faced strong wind (blowing at 70-80 mph) and temperature dipping below -30 degree Celsius between Camp II and Camp III.

This will also be Jamsenpa's third climb atop Mt. Everest - if everything goes according to plan. Jamsenpa, who holds the record of being the first mother to climb Mt Everest twice within a span of 10 days, will be the first Indian woman to conquer the peak thrice if she succeeds this time.

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