Russian ambassador to Nepal Dr. SERGEY VASILIEVICH VELICHKIN said this is the important year in the history of Mt. Everest or Sagarmatha as it is celebrating diamond Jubilee of climbing Mt. Everest.
“I am happy to say that Russian Mountaineer Leyla Albogachieva is able to climb the Mt. Everest twice making the history in Russia as a first woman to climb Mt. Everest twice.”
Welcoming Russian mountaineer Leyla Albogachieva for her successful bid on Mt. Everest twice, the Russian ambassador also expressed the hope that Nepali athletic team will take part in 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Leyla Albogachieva, famous Russian mountaineer who reached the highest summits of all continents, scaled Mt. Everest on May 18. She successfully climbed Mt. Everest from Tibetan Autonomous region of China in 2012.
“She conquered Everest for the second time taking with her the flag of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games which she raised on its summit as a symbol of friendship between our countries which is significant in the year of Olympic Games,” said Russian ambassador Velichkin in a program organized in Russian Embassy.
The first Russian Expedition took place in 1982, and since then there were more than 150 expeditions. This year is significant because mountaineer Leyla set a new record in Russian history.