Kashmiris Scaling Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak and is located in country of Nepal, scaling it is no mean feat . It is among toughest things to achieve . As the negativity of global Pandemic of Coronavirus has hit world and Kashmir ,a very  optimistic Development has come to fore .Twenty six-year-old youth  Mahfooz Ilahi Hajam, a resident of the South Kashmir’s  Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, has successfully scaled Mount Everest.
Mahfooz, a civilian instructor at the Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM&WS) in Aru (Pahalgam), scaled the world’s highest peak.
“At 6.20 am on June 1, I scaled Mount Everest [8,849 metres], the highest peak in the world,” Mahfooz said.It is worth mentioning here that in the year 2019 Nahida Manzoor, 23, on Wednesday became the first Kashmiri woman to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest.
“The Fourth summit of the day is Ms Nahida Manzoor along with her Sherpa Guide Mr Nima Kancha. Nahida hails from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The lady has been passionate about the snow peaks and took to the mountains at a very young age,” Transcend Adventures, which planned her adventure trip, wrote on social networking site Facebook.Since past few years many Kashmiris have been scaling Mount Everest successfully.
Earlier in the year 2015, The 33-year-old Rafiq Malik has achieved the feat of being becoming first Kashmiri to reach the summit of World’s highest peak Mount Everest.Climbing with the first ever National Cadet Corps Expedition (NCC) team led by Col. Satish Sharma, Rafiq reached the top along with his team members Raghu, Rajat, Karma and Sandeep on May 20.Rafiq’s first ascent comes in the wake of the diamond jubilee celebrations on Everest, 60 years after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the top of the highest mountain in the world.One hopes this positivity continues and Kashmir youth continues to shine on world of mountaineering.

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