Famous Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu Had Dead
Ace Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu who went missing in the Andes mountains on March 24 during a climbing mission has been found dead. The official news has been confirmed by Umashankar Kopalle , He was y from Hyderabad but now based in Illinois, USA has confirmed the latter’s death. Kopalle has created awareness about the rescue operations on social media.
The Facebook page ‘Rescue Malli Mastan Babu’, which was started by his friends and well-wishers, had posted this news in Rescue Malli Mastab Babu official page. This was the tough message “Mountains retained its favourite child. RIP Malli Mastan Babu”
Rescue Malli Mastan Babu went for moutn clim on march 24th 2015, However, he did not return to the camp on March 25. His friends and fellow climbers tried networking with him, but his GPS device could track his location.
Babu was a top Indian mountaineer, having achieved the feat of becoming the “fastest seven summiteer” in the world (172 days in 2006, during which he climbed seven summits on seven days of the week in each calendar month). He was also the first Indian to summit Mt. Vinson Massif, the tallest peak in Antarctica and the first person from Andhra Pradesh to conquer the Everest.
Mr Malli was from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh state and is an alumnus of IIM-Calcutta, IIT-Kharagpur, NIT Jamshedpur and Sainik School, Korukonda. He had left home on December 16 for his trek camp in the Andes Mountains, which straddle the border between Argentina and Chile. The weather had turned bad soon after he had started his climb, and he had gone missing on March 24
The search and rescue operation, however, proceeded at a slow time because of bad weather. Private and government helicopters started searching for him .
“Mastan embraced South America as his own in his last 4 years. He learned Spanish to be able to move in South American countries and he really enjoyed the Andes and its vast set of challenges,” said another message posted on the Facebook page.