Musa Ibrahim

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This article is about a Bangladeshi mountaineer and journalist. For the Libyan government spokesman, see Moussa Ibrahim.
Musa Ibrahim
মুসা ইব্রাহীম
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Musa Ibrahim
Born 1979 (age 35–36)[1]
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Occupation Mountaineer/Journalist
Known for Being the first Bangladeshi to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Children Son, Wasi Ibrahim Raiid

Musa Ibrahim (Bengali: মুসা ইব্রাহীম) is a Bangladeshi mountaineer and a journalist by profession. He is the first Bangladeshi to reach the summit of Mount Everest.[2][3][4][5][6] He reached the summit around 5:05am BST on 23 May 2010 and hoisted flag of Bangladesh on the apex of the world at around 5:16am BST. From then, Bangladesh is the 67th Mount Everest conquering country.[7][8] 'Nepal Parbat' however, said MA Muhith and Nishat Majumder were the first male and female from Bangladesh to have climbed Mt Everest successfully.The publication, 'Nepal Parbat' is brought out by the country's tourism ministry and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).[9] Musa Ibrahim is the General Secretary of North Alpine Club Bangladesh, a Bangladeshi mountaineering club and also serves as Senior Correspondent at Channel 24. He also served as the sub-editor of The Daily Star.[10] He founded Everest Academy on 2011 for a wide participation of the youth in the mountaineering & adventure activities.


Early life[edit]

Musa Ibrahim was born in Bogra, in his maternal grandparents' house. His paternal grandparents house is in Gandhomaruya Basintari village in Aditmari upazila, Lalmonirhat.[11] Musa Ibrahim attained his Bachelor of Education(BEd) degree on Science Education and Master of Education(MEd) degree on Educational Evaluation and Research from 'Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka.[12] He also attained a degree on Disaster Management from BRAC University. Musa Ibrahim was a student of Thakurgaon Sugar Mills High School during 1983 to 1994. He passed Higher Secondary Certificate in 1996 from Notre Dame College, Dhaka.

Work and achievements[edit]

Musa Ibrahim is the first Bangladeshi citizen who climbed the highest peak of Everest. He reached the peak on 23 may'2010 and there he hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh.[13] Musa used the North Alpine route on the Tibetan side to reach the highest peak of the world. Besides Musa, six Britons, three Montenegrins, an American and a Serb were on the team. The Tibet Mountaineering Association certified his climb. The certificate read "This is to certify that, on 2010 May 23 at 6.50am Md Musa Ibrahim Bangladesh reached the top of the peak of Everest, Chomolungma of Mt. Everest."[14] Musa Ibrahim, and Satyarup Siddhanta of India will participate in an expedition titled 'First Bangladesh-India Friendship Expedition to Mount Denali' in the first week of June 2014.This was announced at a sole talk programme by Musa Ibrahim at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday, says a press release.Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Dhaka Sandwip Chakravarty spoke at the function wishing success of the expedition.[15]

Mountaineering timeline[edit]

  • 13 September 2011: Mount Kilimanjaro (5,885 m/19,308 ft) Summit.Musa reached the summit in 13 September 2011, with his team member Niaz Morshed Patwary.[16]
  • 23 May 2010: Everest(8848m/29,029 ft) Summit [According to Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Musa Ibrahim- the first Bangladeshi conquers Everest[17] Musa stated that he reached the summit of the Mount Everest through North Route, Tibet, China on 23 May 2010.
  • 14 June 2009: Annapurna IV (7525m/24682 ft) Summit [18]
  • 1 December 2008: Langsisa Ri (6310m/20700 ft) Summit
  • May 2007: Chullu West(6419m/21054 ft)Ascent up to 18500 ft[19]
  • May 2006: Frey Peak(5831m/19125 ft) Summit[20]
  • September 2005: Advanced Mountaineering Training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India (5335m/17500 ft) Finished training successfully[21]
  • May 2005: Mera Peak(6654m/21825 ft) Ascent up to 18500 ft [22]
  • 10–23 May 2004: EBC Trail(5335m/17500 ft) Trekked successfully [23]
  • April 2004: Basic Mountaineering Training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India.(4878m/16000 ft) Finished training successfully[24]
  • 8–16 April 2002: Annapurna Trail(3800m/12464 ft) Ascent Muktinath [25]
  • September 2000: Keocradong Hill(967m/3172 ft) Trekked to the top successfully.[26]


  1. ^ Ibrahim, Musa. "Personal Biography". Musa Ibrahim Official site. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Musa conquers Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "It's now official". Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Daily Amadershomoy". Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bhorerkagoj". Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Musa's feat enters the books". 26 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Musa Ibrahim reaches top of Mt. Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bangladeshi scribe conquers Mt. Everest". Press Trust of India. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Ibrahim not in Everest climbers' list". Bangladesh News 24. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Musa conquers Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Villagers eagerly wait for Musa's return". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "সর্বোচ্চ পর্বতশৃঙ্গে প্রথম বাংলাদেশি মুসা ইব্রাহীম : এভারেস্টে বাংলাদেশ". Prothom Alo (Mahful Anam). 23 May 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Achievement". Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Musa's Feat Enters The Books". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Indo-Bangla expedition to Mt Denali in June". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Musa Ibrahim (R) of Bangladesh along with Niaz Morshed Patwary on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro". 7 Summit Club. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Bangladeshis conquer Mt Annapurna IV". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Programme to celebrate conquest of Chullu West". The Daily Star. 
  20. ^ "First Bangladeshi mountaineers on Frey peak". The Daily Star. 
  21. ^ "Musa Ibrahim- A Notredamian". 
  22. ^ "Musa Ibrahim Pioneer Mountaineer". 
  23. ^ "Nepal". Nijhumdip. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Musa Ibrahim". 
  25. ^ "Mount Everest Has Been Conquered By a Bangladeshi (Musa Ibrahim) For the First Time". 
  26. ^ Isam, Mohammad. "Musa Ibrahim Pioneer Mountaineer". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014.