Musa Ibrahim, along with two other Indian mountaineers, who were stuck at the base camp of Mount Carstensz Pyramid in Papua New Guinea for last seven days, have been rescued on Monday.
Musa, called his wife Ummey Sharaban Tahura around 6:00 am (Bangladesh time) through messenger after he was rescued safely.
Musa Ibrahim wrote on his Facebook page at 6:06am, “Just arrived Timika airport. Allah is so kind. We returned safe.”
From the airport, they will be taken to a hotel of Papua New Guinea. From there they are likely to go to Bali, Indonesia, informed Musa’s wife.
Earlier around 5:30am, Musa sent a text message through a satellite phone to his wife and, CEO of Everest academy, Mohammed Rafah saying, “finally helicopter reached at base camp for rescue. great job.”
On May 30, Musa left Dhaka for his new expedition ‘Bangladesh-India Friendship’ to scale up Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania (4,884 metre).
He and the two Indian mountaineers, Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandra Shekhar began the expedition on June 1 and expected to finish it by June 18.
They conquered the mountain on June 13 and returned to the base camp the same day, Sharaban said.
The next day, Musa, using a satellite phone, texted Sharaban and said they got stuck at the base camp due to bad weather and one of the two Indian mountaineers became sick.
A team of rescuers boarding a helicopter from Indian tour operator Cox & Kings was supposed to rescue them on Saturday but it was called off for the second time due to bad weather.