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
Portrait of Musa Ibrahim.JPG
Ibrahim in 2010
Native name মুসা ইব্রাহীম
Born 1979 (age 36–37)[1]
[self-published source?]
Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh[2]
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater University of Dhaka
BRAC University
Occupation Mountaineer/Journalist
Known for Being the first Bangladeshi to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Spouse(s) Ummey Sharaban Tahura[1]
Children son, Wasi Ibrahim Raiid[1]

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.[3][4][5][6][7] 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 became the 67th Mount Everest conquering country.[8][9] But MA Muhith and Nishat Majumder were respectively the first male and female from Bangladesh to have climbed Mt Everest successfully according to Nepal Parbat, a publication by Nepal's Tourism Ministry and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).[10]

Ibrahim is the General Secretary of North Alpine Club Bangladesh, a Bangladeshi mountaineering club and serves as senior correspondent at Channel 24. He served as the sub-editor of The Daily Star.[11] He founded the Everest Academy in 2011 for a wide participation of youth in mountaineering and adventure activities.


Early life[edit]

Ibrahim was born in Bogra, in his maternal grandparents' house. His paternal grandparents house is in Gandhamarua (Basintari) village in Aditmari upazila, Lalmonirhat.[12] He was a student of Thakurgaon Sugar Mills High School during 1983 to 1994. He passed Higher Secondary Certificate in 1996 from Notre Dame College. He 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.[13] He later earned a degree on Disaster Management from BRAC University.

Work and achievements[edit]

Ibrahim is the first Bangladeshi citizen who climbed Mount Everest. He reached the peak on 23 May 2010 where he hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh.[14] He 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 Serbian were on the team. The China 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."[15]

Ibrahim and Satyarup Siddhanta of India planned to 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 Ibrahim at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday, says a press release. Indian Deputy High Commissioner Sandwip Chakravarty spoke at the function wishing success of the expedition.[16]

Mountaineering timeline[edit]

  • 13 September 2011: Mount Kilimanjaro (5,885 metres/19,308 feet) Summit. Ibrahim reached the summit on 13 September 2011, with his team member Niaz Morshed Patwary.[17]
  • 23 May 2010: Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft) Summit[18] Ibrahim stated he reached "the summit of the Mount Everest through North Route, Tibet, China on 23 May 2010."[19] (According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), this information is false.[10])
  • 14 June 2009: Annapurna IV (7,525 m/24,682 ft) Summit[20]
  • 1 December 2008: Langsisa Ri (6,310 m/20,700 ft) Summit.[21]
  • May 2007: Chulu West (6,419 m/21054 ft) Ascent up to 18,500 ft[22]
  • May 2006: Frey Peak (5,831 m/19125 ft) Summit[23]
  • September 2005: Advanced Mountaineering Training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India (5,335 m/17,500 ft) Finished training successfully[24]
  • May 2005: Mera Peak (6,654 m/21,825 ft) Ascent up to 18,500 ft[25]
  • 10–23 May 2004: Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trail (5,335 m/17,500 ft) Trekked successfully[26]
  • April 2004: Basic Mountaineering Training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, (4,878 m/16,000 ft) Finished training successfully.[27]
  • 8–16 April 2002: Annapurna Trail (3,800 m/12,464 ft) Ascent Muktinath[28]
  • September 2000: Keocradong Hill (967 m/3,172 ft) Trekked to the top successfully.[25]


  1. ^ a b c Ibrahim, Musa. "Personal Biography". Musa Ibrahim Official site. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Villagers eagerly wait for Musa's return". Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Musa conquers Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "It's now official". The Daily Star. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Unknown". The Daily Amadershomoy. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Bhorerkagoj". 24 May 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Musa's feat enters the books". 26 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Musa Ibrahim reaches top of Mt. Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bangladeshi scribe conquers Mt. Everest". Press Trust of India. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Ibrahim not in Everest climbers' list". Bangladesh News 24. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Musa conquers Everest". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Villagers eagerly wait for Musa's return". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "সর্বোচ্চ পর্বতশৃঙ্গে প্রথম বাংলাদেশি মুসা ইব্রাহীম : এভারেস্টে বাংলাদেশ". Prothom Alo (Mahful Anam). 23 May 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Achievement". Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Musa's Feat Enters The Books". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Indo-Bangla expedition to Mt Denali in June". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Musa Ibrahim (R) of Bangladesh along with Niaz Morshed Patwary on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro". 7 Summit Club. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Musa Ibrahim- the first Bangladeshi conquers Everest". 24 May 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2014. [unreliable source?]
  19. ^ "Musa speaks on Everest summit controversy". Dhaka Tribune. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Bangladeshis conquer Mt Annapurna IV". 18 June 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "It's jealousy, says Musa". The Independent. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Programme to celebrate conquest of Chullu West". The Daily Star. 8 July 2007. 
  23. ^ "First Bangladeshi mountaineers on Frey peak". The Daily Star. 28 June 2006. 
  24. ^ "Musa Ibrahim- A Notredamian". 
  25. ^ a b Isam, Mohammad (2012). "Musa Ibrahim Pioneer Mountaineer". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Nepal". Nijhumdip. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  27. ^ Staff Correspondent. "Another team to go on Everest expedition". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Mount Everest Has Been Conquered By a Bangladeshi (Musa Ibrahim) For the First Time". Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. [user-generated source]