Nepali climber Sapkota climbs Australia’s highest peak


18th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU: A Nepali climber has successfully climbed the Mt Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia.

[caption id="attachment_1752" align="alignnone" width="800"]Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a resident of Ramechhap district, stands atop the 2,228-metre Mt Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia, on November 14, 2016. Courtesy: Shiva Bahadur Sapkota Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a resident of Ramechhap district, stands atop the 2,228-metre Mt Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia, on November 14, 2016. Courtesy: Shiva Bahadur Sapkota[/caption]

Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a resident of Ramechhap district, stood atop the 2,228-metre peak on November 14 at 15:42 hrs. The Mt Kosciuszko is one of the world’s seven summits.

Sapkota, who is also the executive member of Everest Summiteers Association, said that he aimed to complete all summits of seven continents.

“I made it to the Australia’s highest peak while other two members of the team returned from the height of 2,100 metres due to the high wind,” he said.

Shapkota, who had stood atop the Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, in 2013, had also climbed the Island Peak. He had recently worked as a liaison officer in Spring Everest Expedition.

Executive Producer of Everest Air Anthony Gordon also supported his climb, according to Sapkota. Yak Mountain and Kailash Mountain Gear sponsored him the equipment for Mt Kosciuszko expedition. THT