Kamrup : Two mountain climbers and adventure lovers from Assam have successfully scaled the Mt. Kilimanjaro summit, world’s highest Free-Standing Mountain in Africa.
Overcoming all odds, Chandan Das and Shashi Prakash Roy completed the summit about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and posed with an Axomiya Gamusa after reaching the Uhuru Peak, Tanzania (5895M/19341 ft Amslin) in snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
“With the blessings of the people of Assam, we have successfully completed the summit. Overcoming the tough weather of -20 degree Celsius and the wild wind, we were happy to flutter the Axomiya Gamusa and chant Joi Aai Axom. All our pains have gone away,” said the duo.
Businessmen by profession, the duo are residents of Gauripur in Amingaon, North Guwahati. They embarked on their journey in May 2019.
It may be mentioned that Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and has been one of the most popular summits for the hikers across the globe. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.
The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.