Thursday, June 12, 2008
Everesters call on CM
GANGTOK, June 11: The Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling today met the members of the successful Everest expedition from Sikkim.
The team of 11 mountaineers, who recently scaled Mount Everest, met the CM at his official residence in Mintokgang here today.
Mr. Chamling congratulated the whole team and expressed his profound happiness over the successful expedition.
After the long gap of 43 years, seven mountaineers of the Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute (SGMI), Sikkim accomplished the glorious feat at 7.26 a.m. IST on May 22, this year.
Among them, Phul Maya Tamang and Yandhi Sherpa were women climbers. Nima Wangchuk Sherpa (60) from the same team made the record of being the oldest Indian Mt. Everest climber.