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NE mountaineers set to scale Mt Everest

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 17 � The first North East Indian Mount Everest expedition has set off for the final summit for Mt. Everest from the Everest Base camp. Altogether, 22 climbers from the northeastern States are participating in the exhibition.

The programme is sponsored by the North Eastern Council and the Manipur Government. A programme in this connection was flagged off by the President of India on February 25.

This is the first time that a team consisting entirely of climbers from the North-east are attempting to climb Mount Everest. It is being implemented by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA). Dr L Surjit, president, MMTA is leading the expedition, an official release said.

A team of 11 climbers has reached Camp-III on May 15, 2013, which is located at 7,320 metres (24,000 ft) approx. The 11 climbers of the team to have reached Camp-III are N Chingkheinganba (Manipur), Kazi Sherpa (Sikkim), Ansu Jamsenpa (Arunachal Pradesh), A Robert (Manipur), N Bidyapati (Manipur), Wansuk Myrthong (Meghalaya), Nima Lama (Arunachal Pradesh), Manish Kumar Deka (Assam), Tarun Saikia (Assam), Anand Gurung (Sikkim) and David Zohmang (Mizoram).

The team is expected to make the final summit on today depending on the weather. Puyamcha Mohon will make an attempt to summit on May 19. Further, depending on the permission from the Nepalese authority, a few of the expedition team members will be making an attempt for second summit.

During the acclimatization, the expedition team had reached Camp-III on April 30 after which they returned and went with the final push for the summit.

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NE mountaineers set to scale Mt Everest

GUWAHATI, May 17 � The first North East Indian Mount Everest expedition has set off for the final summit for Mt. Everest from the Everest Base camp. Altogether, 22 climbers from the northeastern States are participating in the exhibition.

The programme is sponsored by the North Eastern Council and the Manipur Government. A programme in this connection was flagged off by the President of India on February 25.

This is the first time that a team consisting entirely of climbers from the North-east are attempting to climb Mount Everest. It is being implemented by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA). Dr L Surjit, president, MMTA is leading the expedition, an official release said.

A team of 11 climbers has reached Camp-III on May 15, 2013, which is located at 7,320 metres (24,000 ft) approx. The 11 climbers of the team to have reached Camp-III are N Chingkheinganba (Manipur), Kazi Sherpa (Sikkim), Ansu Jamsenpa (Arunachal Pradesh), A Robert (Manipur), N Bidyapati (Manipur), Wansuk Myrthong (Meghalaya), Nima Lama (Arunachal Pradesh), Manish Kumar Deka (Assam), Tarun Saikia (Assam), Anand Gurung (Sikkim) and David Zohmang (Mizoram).

The team is expected to make the final summit on today depending on the weather. Puyamcha Mohon will make an attempt to summit on May 19. Further, depending on the permission from the Nepalese authority, a few of the expedition team members will be making an attempt for second summit.

During the acclimatization, the expedition team had reached Camp-III on April 30 after which they returned and went with the final push for the summit.

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