A 16-member Bahrain Royal Guard group led by prince Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa in the present day grew to become the primary worldwide group to overcome the brand new altitude of Mount Everest.
The Bahrain Royal Guard group efficiently reached the height of Mt Everest early this morning, The Himalayan Times quoted officers as saying.
The group stood atop the height between 5:30 am and 6:45 am native time, mentioned Mingma Sherpa, chairman at Seven Summit Treks which organised the royal expedition.
This is the primary worldwide group to overcome the brand new altitude of Mt Everest, mentioned Mira Acharya, Director on the Department of Tourism.
Nepal and China in December final yr collectively introduced that the revised top of the world’s highest peak was 8,848.86 metres, about 86 centimetres greater than the earlier measurement accomplished by India in 1954.
The Nepal authorities determined to measure the precise top of the mountain amid debates that there may need been a change in it resulting from varied causes, together with the devastating earthquake of 2015.
The Bahrain group arrived in Kathmandu on March 15 to start its Everest expedition.
Climbing chief Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, who’s the youngest individual to climb Everest with out oxygen help in 2013, mentioned that the group members are actually descending from the highest.
They are the primary Bahrain nationals to face atop Mt Everest, he mentioned.
The group earlier efficiently climbed Lobuche peak (6,119 metres) and Mt Manaslu (8,156 metres) — each in Nepal — in October 2020.
The Royal Guard of Bahrain is a unit of the Bahrain Defence Force.
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