DHAKA A 30-year-old journalist became the first Bangladeshi to conquer
Nasrin Jahan, deputy mission chief of
“He was the first in a team of 18 mountaineers who reached the top on Sunday. Everest base camp informed it to his tour operator. We also got confirmation from the
“He used the Tibetan side to scale Mount Everest,” she said by phone from the Nepalese capital
Thousands of people have reached the summit since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to conquer the 8,848-metre (29,028-foot) mountain in 1953.
On Saturday at least 50 mountaineers scaled the summit including 13-year-old American Jordan Romero, who became the youngest person to conquer the peak, and record-breaking Apa Sherpa, 50, known as “super Sherpa”.
The summit season on Everest begins in late April and May when a small window between spring and the summer monsoon offers the best conditions for making the ascent.