Rahul Gupta, who hails from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh conquered the highest peak of the world, Mt Everest on May 14 in the morning time.
With the achievement Rahul Gupta, who is student of Delhi University, has also brought about good name for his home state of Chhattisgarh.
Rahul Gupta also became the first from the state to have conquered the tallest mountain of the world.
Son of Ashok Prasad Gupta, he began his conquest with the 22 international level mountaineers.
It is also learnt that the conquest was led by Chhattisgarh’s very own lad Rahul Gupta.
On this unprecedented achievement, Rahul Gupta thanked the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh as well as Surguja Member of Parliament Kamal Bhan Singh besides R Prasanna, who is currently Sports Secretary of Chhattisgarh state for their guidance and best wishes.
Rahul Gupta said that the conquest began with base camp in Nepal on April 8 and it took his team a total of 22 days to reach the peak.
On the way, as expected, the team faced many a challenges and adversities.
Gupta recalls that return from the Everest peak was equally trying as they had to withstand 120 kms per hour snowy winds for 12-16 hours.
It is also said that Rahul Gupta even suffered snow blindness and frost bite to some extent and is currently undergoing treatment at the Nepal hospital.
After treatment, Rahul Gupta aspires to open a mountaineering academy in Chhattisgarh to prepare more youngsters for the adventure sports who would further bring glory to the state of Chhattisgarh and India.>