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Everest climbers felicitated

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, June 3 - The six-member team of the Assam Mountaineering Association (AMA) was accorded a warm felicitation at the Swahid Nyas today after their successful expedition to the Mount Everest.

Three members of the team � Nanda Dulal Das, Khorsing Terang and Henry David Teran successfully scaled the 29,035 ft highest peak in the world on May 19.

The AMA, in association with the State Government, planned the expedition and selected the six-member team which left the city on April 5. The other members of the team were Manash Baruah (leader), Upen Chakraborty (deputy leader) and Dr Jagadish Basumatary.

The team was received at the airport in a traditional way and was escorted to the Swahid Nyas. The members of the AASU, including its adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, AMA members along with president Satyen Sarma, Bharat Scouts and Guides among others honoured the team for their achievement.

Explaining their experience, the mountaineers said that it was an exciting experience although they had to come across very critical and dangerous situations throughout their journey to the highest peak in the world. However, they found a favourable weather during the final ascent and were able to reach the peak.

Earlier, in 2013, Tarun Saikia and Manish Deka climbed the peak and Tarun became the first Assamese to attain the feat.

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