Mumbai’s Sheriar Irani and Zubin Sanjana, from Salsette Parsi Colony, completed the rigorous trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) on 22nd April, 2019. They started the trek from Surkhe, on 15th April, 2019 to reach Phakding, followed by Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Thukla, Lobuche and Gorakshep, to finally reach the Everest Base Camp on the 22nd, at an altitude of 5,364 meters or 17,598 feet ASL (above sea level). For 52-year-old Sheriar and 45-year-old Zubin, the steep climb
started from Surkhe at an altitude of 2400 meters (7,874 Feet ASL), covering a distance of 65 kms and almost 3,000 meters to reach to their destination. The average daily climb comprised 7 to 8 hours of steep climbing with a descent at certain places as well, with a two-day halt for acclimatization, at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, to get used to breathing at that altitude.
Speaking to Parsi Times, Zubin Sanjana said, “It felt surreal to summit EBC! The trek to the top is very tough and a massive challenge, but once you’re up there, you realize it was all worth it – such is the mesmerizing beauty of nature.” Speaking about the preparation involved, Sheriar shared, “We did about 3 treks in and around Mumbai prior to EBC, along with strength training exercises and lots of stair-climbing to build endurance and power.”
Zubin Sanjana works in a Private Equity firm and is a 4th Dan Blackbelt in Karate (Goju-Ryu Style) and loves playing cricket. Sheriar Irani is an entrepreneur and a gym enthusiast. While Zubin’s next mission is to summit the ‘Imja Tse’ or the ‘Island Peak’ in the Everest region, Sheriar plans to hit the Annapurna Base Camp in the near future.
Here’s congratulating Sheriar and Zubin on their stupendous and inspiring achievement, which was the consequence of their dedicated training, diligence, exemplary physical endurance and mental grit.