Guwahati, June 4 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated
two teams from the state which successfully scaled the 6189 meter
Island Peak in the Nepal Himalayas.
The first team, led by Manash Barooah and the second by Nandadulal
Das, were both part of a Pre-Everest Expedition sponsored by the
The first five-member team reached the summit on June 2 and the
second team comprising six members reached yesterday, according to
a government release.
The Chief Minister said success of the two teams reflected the adventurous
spirit of the youth and hoped the mountaineers who successfully conquered
Island Peak would gear up for the Asom Everest Expedition to scale
Mount Everest in 2015.