Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra on Tuesday felicitated Everesters Taka Tamut and Kishon Tekseng at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar.
Tamut and Tekseng scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on May 24, 2018.
The State Governor appreciated the duo for their daring and adventurous spirit. He said that they have displayed the sporting potential of the youth of the State.
The Governor also expressed concern over the mortal remains of climbers on the slopes of Mount Everest. He said that he would be writing to the Union Minister of External Affairs of India for taking up the issue at the highest level in the world forum and hoped that there would be an initiative from the world leaders to retrieve those human bodies, to give them at the end of their day, a ‘respectable destination’.
Tamut and Tekseng shared their experiences of the expedition in details with the Governor.
It may be mentioned that mother-of-two, 38-year-old Anshu Jamsenpa has scaled Mount Everest for five times, all from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of the worl’d highest peak.
Anshu Jamsenpa in 2018 broke a world record and came into headlines across the globe when she became the first woman to conquer the 29,028-feet-tall (8,848 metre) Himalayan giant twice in five days – first on May 16 and then again on May 21.
The mountaineer from Arunachal completed her second ascent to the top of Mount Everest on May 21, 2018. Jamsenpa summited the tallest mountain in the world on May 12 and May 21 in 2011. She subsequently made a single summit in 2013.