Wasfia back home
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 09, 2012 04:51 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 9 (UNB) - After conquering the Mount Everest to be the second Bangladeshi woman to achieve the feat after Nishat Majumder, Wasfia Nazreen returned home on Saturday.A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd carrying Wasfia from Kathmandu reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 1:30 pm.Family members, friends and members of the Bangladesh on Seven Summits’ campaign, which arranged the trekking for the mountaineer, received her at the airport upon her arrival after the successful expedition.Wasfia Nazreen reached the summit of the Everest on May 26 as the second Bangladeshi woman after Nishat Majumder who scaled the world’s highest mountain one week back as the first Bangladeshi woman.Wasfia launched her expedition to the seven peaks of the world on July 3, 2011 under the campaign “Bangladesh on Seven Summits” in celebration of 40 years of the country's independence.She conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on October 2, 2011 and Mount Aconcagua in Argentina on December 16, Bangladesh's Victory Day, but came back 300 metres away from the peak of Mount Elbrus in Russia on July 12 due to inclement weather.Nishat Majumder from Laxmipur scaled the Everest on May 19. Musa Ibrahim was the first Bangladeshi to conquer the Everest on May 23, 2010.
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