Army Lieutenant Makes History: Conquers Everest Summit

Today marks a historic moment as Lieutenant Jigme Pelden Dorje, hailing from the Royal Bhutan Army, etches his name in the annals of mountaineering. In a feat of extraordinary courage and determination, Jigme has become the first Bhutanese to conquer the formidable peak of Mt. Everest.

Accompanied by the seasoned guide Chakra Rai and supported by the remarkable team at Pioneer Adventure, Jigme reached the pinnacle of the world’s tallest mountain at 9:30 A.M. The journey commenced on May 16 from Everest Base Camp, setting the stage for a monumental achievement not only for Jigme but also for the entire Kingdom of Bhutan.

This triumph resonates far beyond the realm of mountaineering; it symbolizes the indomitable spirit and resilience of the Bhutanese people. Jigme’s ascent serves as a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating that with unwavering dedication and courage, the loftiest of peaks can be scaled.

Pasang Sherpa, Chairman of Pioneer Adventure Pvt Ltd, expressed profound pride in Jigme’s accomplishment, highlighting the collective effort and commitment to ensuring the safety and success of every climber. He remarked, “We are delighted to have been part of Jigme’s historic climb. Congratulations to Jigme for this extraordinary achievement!”

Jigme himself shared his exhilaration and profound sense of patriotism, emphasizing the significance of his achievement as a tribute to Bhutan, its revered monarch, and the enduring spirit of exploration that courses through the nation’s veins. “Standing on the top of Everest fills me with immense pride as a Bhutanese. This climb is a tribute to my country, our monarch, and our enduring spirit of exploration,” he remarked.

As we bask in the glow of this momentous accomplishment, let us join hands in celebrating Jigme’s remarkable achievement.

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