MB fan Debraj to hoist club flag atop Everest
Mohun Bagan's fan and mountain climber Debraj Dutta plans to hoist the football club's flag along with Indian tri-colour atop Mount Everest during this pre-monsoon climb via Nepal.
First Indian football club to win IFA Shield in 1911, Mohun Bagan, which established in 1889, are in their 125th year and as part of the celebrations will encourage Debraj Dutta in his quest to conquer the highest peak of the world and unfurl the club flag atop the world, club's general manager Prince Rufus on Sunday said.
After completion of basic mountaineering course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Dutta for the last fourteen years as expedition team member of Parvat Abhiyatri Sangha, The Himalayan Club, Kolkata and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation climbed many peaks.
The 35- year- old mountain climber from Kolkata's Behala area has in the past scaled high and technically difficult Peaks like Kangla Tarbo-I(6315m), Nilkanth(6596m), Indrasan(6221m), Tirsuli West(7035m), Shinkhun East(6018m), Mamostong Kangri (7516m), Saser Kangri-IV(7416m) amongst others; all of which are well known and acclaimed by the mountaineering fraternity.
Under his leadership, an expedition from The Himalayan Club made the historic first ascent of Mt Plateau (7287m) in 2013 in the Eastern Karakoram.
(Posted on 30-03-2014)