Lt Col (Retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti (Pride of Performance), 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 became 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, started his journey from NUMS Secretariat for Nepal Expedition on April 6th 2017, and had reached Kathmandu, Nepal the next day. All NUMS Secretariat Staff sent him off with prayers for his success and safe return.
NUMS’ Public Relations and Media Team shared updates of the expedition on NUMS Facebook page.
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, 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 22nd, 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!