Imphal, May 27,
Two Mountaineers from Arunachal Pradesh who scale Mt. Everest (29028) feet, the highest mountain peak in the World without the spoon feed from their Sherpas unfurled the ‘Salai Taret’ Flag of Manipur as a mark of Respect to their mentor Dr. K. Romeo, who happen to be from Manipur. Besides the ‘Salai Taret’ flag, the two Mountaineers also unfurled the Indian Tri-colour flag, Logos of their state and the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports , Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh .
Kishon Tekseng from Yingkiong Upper Siang District and Taka Tamut from Jomlo Mongku, Siang District summit the Mt Everest on May 24 at 9 am after gruelling 13 hours nonstop climbed from the last camp IV, south Col the DEATH ZONE without any support staffs i.e. sherpas as unfortunately one of their Sherpa got head injury during the climb at Camp –III due to shooting rocks and gone to unconscious and finally rescued by rescue helicopter, now he had done head surgery at Katmandu in a critical condition.
Both the mountaineers were tap and trained by the Directorate of Youth Affairs, under the guidance of Dr. K. Romeo Meetei, (ace mountaineers) In charge adventure Cell, they were trained for the last 4 years in different National institutes and locations. Before the Mt. Everest expedition both Taka Tamut & Kishon Tekseng scaled Mt. Stok Kangri, at Ladhak Himalayas as pre Everest Expedition under the leadership of Dr. Meetei. This year 2018, the Department of Youth Affairs, sponsored three mountaineers from the state including Mrs Muri Linggi for Mt Everest expedition and comes out 100 % success.
As the other sustain injury, the two climber managed with one Sherpa in reaching up to camp IV, the last camp.
“Luck was not favoured the team again, another Sherpa got high altitude sickness (HAS) and unable to proceed with them for the final summit assault. The 99.9 mountaineers took the support of Sherpas to climbed Mt. Everest summit but the two mountaineers were helpless and decided themselves to go at their own to the summit at any cost. The decision was very risky and challenging one but it comes out fruitful to the poor mountaineers and they created history”, Ramesh Linggi , Joint Director of YAS, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh said in a statement. The another exemplary record of team was Kishon Tekseng was not using supplementary oxygen till Camp IV (26000)ft. Ramesh added.