Two Bengalis, a banker and a tax man, climb Mount Everest
Tuesday, 18th May 2010
At 7.45 am on Monday, when Basanta Sinha Roy and Debashish Biswas finally dug their pickaxes into the ice, they were feeling on top of the world. Literally. Having tackled bad weather, blinding snow and treacherous terrain, the two men — a banker and a taxman — had reached 8,848 metres. There was nowhere higher to climb. They stood on the peak of Mt Everest.
This unique feat, which took them on a heart-pounding eight-day climb from Base Camp to summit, made them the first all-Bengali civilian team to conquer the world's highest mountain.
Publication : Times of India