1st Malaysians on Everest

23 May 2017 - Celebrating 2 decades of First Malaysians on Everest.

7th MOBYA President (1989-1991) R.C.Ramakrishna, AMN, PPN, PK(PS)
First to conquer Mt. Everest: M. Magendran and N. Mohanadas became national heroes when they reached the 8,848m summit of Mt. Everest on May 23, 1997, after braving thick snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures since March 1. The duo, members of the Malaysian Mountaineering Association, were part of a 20-member Malaysian team in this Everest expedition.
Datuk M. Magendran is the first Malaysian mountain climber to conquer the summit of Mount Everest ascended the South Col on the southeast ridge. He stepped onto Everest's summit on 23 May 1997, at 11:55 a.m. local time and then followed by Datuk Mohanadas Nagappan, who reached the summit a few minutes later at 12:10 p.m. The two mountaineers were part of the first "Malaysia-Everest Project 97" jointly organised by the Malaysia Mountaineering Association and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia.
Datuk M. Magendran and Datuk N. Mohanadas.
Datuk N. Mohandas