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TOPIC: Mountaineer Debashish Biswas to target Dhaulagiri next

Mountaineer Debashish Biswas to target Dhaulagiri next 7 years, 2 months ago #381

By scaling Everest in 2010, mountaineer Debashish Biswas became the first Bengali civilian climber to do so. He followed it by a successful stint to climb Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, in 2011. Subsequently he climbed Annapurna, the tenth highest peak in the world.

He says Dhaulagiri terrain is 'harsh and unforgiving', and plans to start in April and summit the range in about 52 days. The expedition will be attempted through the north-east ridge of the mountain in Nepal and the budget is expected to be around Rs.12 lakh.

Biswas is an income tax officer by profession. He says that after climbing a peak, he captures the surrounding scene and converts them into movies. He has also authored a Bengali book on the Everest climb.

Re: About Dhaulagiri 7 years, 2 months ago #389

The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is enclosed on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) ranks seventh among Earth's fourteen peaks over eight thousand metres. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.
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