Musa's feat enters the books

Its official now! Musa Ibrahim is the first Bangladeshi to scale Mt Everest.
Published : 26 May 2010, 05:54 AM
Updated : 26 May 2010, 05:54 AM
Dhaka, May 26 ( — Its official now!
Musa Ibrahim is the first Bangladeshi to scale Mt Everest.
He has been given the official certificate for his feat.
Komal Aryal, who was maintaining communication with Ibrahim in Mt Everest, in an e-mail, confirmed about the official recognition.
He also quoted part of the certificate given by the Tibet Mountaineering Association on Wednesday.
It said, "This is to certify that, on 2010 May 23 at 6.50am Md Musa Ibrahim Bangladesh reached the top of the peak of Everest, Chomolungma of Mt. Everest."
Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to summit Mount Everest, had exclaimed that it has been an exhilarating experience.
Speaking from the Everest Base Camp on the north face, he told at about 7pm on May 25: "It was extraordinary!"
Ibrahim said that near the end of the ascent, his oxygen pipe began to leak but the Sherpas managed to fix the problem.
"Summiting Everest is a challenge. I have done that," he said.
Earlier he told the German international broadcaster that there is a statue of Buddha at the Everest summit.
"A photograph with that statue will verify my summiting."
Musa used the North Alpine route on the Tibetan side to reach the highest peak of the world.
Besides Musa, six Britons, three Montenegrins, an American and a Serb were on the team.
Before taking on Everest Musa claims to have climbed the Annapurna IV (7,525m, 24,688 ft) in May 2009 and Langshisa Ri (6370m) in Dec 01, 2008.
The northeast ridge route begins from the north side of Everest in Tibet. adk/1728h.
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