Mountaineer Debashish Biswas to target Dhaulagiri next
By scaling Everest in 2010, mountaineer Debashish Biswas became the first Bengali civilian climber to do so. He followed it by a successful stint to climb Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, in 2011. Subsequently he climbed Annapurna, the tenth highest peak in the world.
He says Dhaulagiri terrain is 'harsh and unforgiving', and plans to start in April and summit the range in about 52 days. The expedition will be attempted through the north-east ridge of the mountain in Nepal and the budget is expected to be around Rs.12 lakh.
Biswas is an income tax officer by profession. He says that after climbing a peak, he captures the surrounding scene and converts them into movies. He has also authored a Bengali book on the Everest climb.
With climbing being one of the fastest growing recreational sports in India, millions of amateur trekking and climbing enthusiasts are exploring the adrenaline rush of this mentally and physically stimulating sport. Thousand's of certified Mountaineers are graduating from the 4 premium National Mountaineering Institutes in India annually and are exploring the largest and youngest mountain range in the world, standing sentinel across the North of our country.