Monday, April 6, 2015

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Malli Mastan Babu, India’s ace mountaineer passed away

Malli Mastan Babu, one of India’s top mountaineers passed away. His dead body was recovered in the Andes Mountains between Argentina and Chile after  he went missing on 24th March, 2015 during an expedition to Cerro Tres Cruces Sur. Babu was regarded as the fastest “7 summiteer” that is fastest mountaineer to climb summits in all seven continents from India. In 2006, he had famously scaled 7 summits of the world in record 172 days. He was the first Indian mountaineer to summit the tallest peak in Antarctica, Mt Vinson Massif. He was also the first person from Andhra Pradesh to scale the Mt Everest. Babu hails from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and was a 2000-2002 IIM Kolkata pass out. He also had a degree from IIT Kharagpur.