Itanagar, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu prays for the safety of Tapi Mra, the first Arunachalee to conquer Mount Everest has reportedly been missing for the past seven days when he was on an official mission to explore the snow-capped Mount Kyarisatam, one of the highest peaks of Arunachal Pradesh.
CM said that the State’s Department of Sports is ready with plans to trace Mra.
My prayers for safety of Shri Tapi Mra, the first person from Arunachal to scale Mt Everest, who’s been reportedly missing with a porter since last week during an expedition to Mt Khyarisattam in #EastKameng district.
State's Dept of Sports is ready with plans to trace Shri Mra.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) August 29, 2022
Mountaineering and paragliding associations on Monday urged Chief Minister Pema Khandu for help to trace the 37-year-old Everest.
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Paragliding Association of Arunachal Pradesh president, Vijoy Sonam and Mountaineering Association of Arunachal Pradesh president, Sika Gapak confirmed that Mra has gone missing, and are making efforts to trace her. Mra is also the secretary general of the Mountaineering Association. He climbed the highest peak in the world on May 21, 2009.
Sonam, who has rushed to East Kameng district headquarters Seppa in search of Mra told media over the telephone that a person from the Puroik tribe had accompanied Mra for summiting Mount Kyarisatam, while his five porters are waiting in the base camp.
The news about his going missing was given by two Puroik porters, a father, and a son, who had returned to Seppa on Sunday.