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BSF officer summits Mount Everest a record 6th time, 1st Indian to clinch feat


Uttarakhand Mountaineer Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu has become the first Indian to summit Mount Everest a record six times.

The mountaineer, a Padma Shri awardee who works as an assistant commandant with the Border Security Force in Dehradun, achieved the feat early on 27 May, 2017. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, the premier institute of mountaineering under the ministry of defence in Uttarkashi, has confirmed that Dharmshaktu is the first Indian to summit the peak six times.

Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain.
  • Mount Everest height is about 8,848 meters.
Source- The Indian Express

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