Lt Col (Retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti (Pride of Performance), the Deputy Registrar Coordination at NUMS scales the world's highest peak.
He took up the challenge of making ‘A Voyage to the farthest end of the Himalayas…’ and become the fourth Pakistani to successfully conquer the top of Mount Everest; 8848 meters (29.029 Ft) high. He is an accomplished mountaineer and a past recipient of the President's Pride of Performance award and the Tamgha-i-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct) by the government.
In the past, he has successfully summited Broad Peak (8,051 metres high) in 1985; Gasherbrum 2 (8,035m) in 1986 and Spantik Peak (7,027m) in 2012.
Abdul Jabbar Bhatti set his eyes on Mount Everest and started his journey from NUMS Secretariat for Nepal Expedition on April 6th 2017 and had reached Kathmandu, Nepal the very next day. All NUMS Secretariat Staff sent him off with prayers for his success and safe return.
Updates of the expedition were shared by NUMS Public Relations and Media Team on NUMS Facebook page to keep all linked up with the story.
Dr Jabbar Bhatti reached Base Camp 2 and covered ‘The Death Valley’. On May 4th he wrote in his message:
”Today, I decide to move down, trek for 3 days from tomorrow onwards. The weather over here has turned too harsh and I am just sitting and waiting, which is rather counterproductive for health. Will be back by 8th May for final preparations and climb”.
Finally he conquered the highest peak of the world at 14:30 hours on May 22, 2017.
Indeed it is a moment of pride and joy for NUMS as the flag of Pakistan along with the flag of NUMS were raised on the highest point on Earth!