62-year-old Bhopalian ready to climb Everest


Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A 62-year-old mountaineer, Sanjai Banerji, from Bhopal, will attempt the ascent of Everest in 2023 at the age of 63, he said on Monday.

He will be accompanied by Ashish Singh, a 27-year-old engineer from Satna. Sanjai and Ashish completed their basic mountaineering course together in Manali in 2021, as he told Free Press.

Sanjai Banerji, who works as a managing director in a private company, said he completed the Tata Mumbai Marathon in January and completed the prestigious Procam Slam title program of running four different distances from 10km to 42km in four cities different. of 12 months.

In 2019, at the age of 59, Sanjai became the oldest Indian to run the full marathon (42 kilometres) in Asia’s three biggest marathons in Mumbai (January), Kuala Lumpur (September) and Singapore ( november).

On September 19, 2021, Banerji was part of the Guinness World Record team for maximum participation in a virtual 10 kilometer race.

Since the lockdown restricted movement, he started to participate in virtual races and set a national record by participating in 117 virtual races from April to December 2020 over distances ranging from 5 to 42 kilometers.

Earlier in 2019, Banerji wrote a book “Crossing the Finish Line”, which was published and published during Diwali.

He completed the 28-day Basic Mountaineering Course from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, Himachal Pradesh during the pandemic.

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022, 11:20 p.m. IST


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