Mahajan brothers successfully complete Sea to Sky expedition
NASHIK: Hitendra and Mahendra Mahajan who were on a Sea to Sky expedition from Gateway of India (Mumbai) to Mt Everest have successfully completed the mission Summit braving deficiency of oxygen caused by heavy rush of mountaineers on top of the peak.
“Mahajan brothers are safe and are in good health condition under the supervision of doctors at Lukla air base, and very soon will reach to Kathmandu”, informed by Dr Rajendra Nehete. The brothers duo started cycling from Mumbai to Kathmandu on March 31. From April 7 they started trekking towards Everest Base Camp and later on April 15 reached Everest camp 1 in Nepal.
Then they trekked to mission Summit. On Wednesday (May 22) the duo climbed Mt Everest Summit successfully despite oxygen deficiency caused due to heavy rush of mountaineers on top of the Summit. “The winds were blowing at speeds of 50-60 km per hour when as many as 397 mountaineers at one time — 272 from Nepal side and 125 from China-Tibet — made human traffic jam on one-way crossing close to the Summit causing deficiency of oxygen.
Earlier, the Mahajan brothers unfurled the tri-colour at Sagar Matha (8848 metres) on Mt Everest.
“While climbing down from the Summit, Dr Mahendra suffered from snow blind, while Dr Hitendra faced respiratory problem.
The duo were brought down to 8000 metres at Base camp 4 on Wednesday night”, informed by Dr Manisha Raundal adding that Dr Hitendra took 13 hours while climbing down from Base camp 4 (8000 mtrs) to camp 2 (6461 mtrs) which usually takes 6 hours.