Musa Ibrahim is a Bangladeshi mountaineer and a adventurer, explorer and author. He is the first Bangladeshi to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He reached the summit around 5:05am BST on 23 May 2010 and hoisted flag of Bangladesh on the apex of the world at around 5:16am BST. From then, Bangladesh became the 67th Mount Everest conquering country.
Musa is the General Secretary of North Alpine Club Bangladesh, a Bangladeshi mountaineering club and serves as special correspondent at Channel 24. He served as the sub-editor of The Daily Star. He founded the Everest Academy in 2011 for a wide participation of youth in mountaineering and adventure activities and founded Everest Foundation as well on 2012 for humanitarian and environmental development works.
Musa was born in Bogra, in his maternal grandparents’ house. His paternal grandparents house is in Gandhamarua (Basintari) village in Aditmari Upazila, Lalmonirhat. He was a student of Thakurgaon Sugar Mills High School during 1983 to 1994. He passed Higher Secondary Certificate in 1996 from Notre Dame College. He attained his Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree on Science Education and Master of Education (MEd) degree on Educational Evaluation and Research from Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka. He later earned a degree on Disaster Management from BRAC University.
Musa Ibrahim is the first Bangladeshi citizen who climbed Mount Everest. He reached the peak on 23 May 2010 where he hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh. He used the North Alpine route on the Tibetan side to reach the highest peak of the world. Besides Musa, six Britons, three Montenegrins, an American and a Serbian were on the team. The China Tibet Mountaineering Association certified his climb. The certificate read “This is to certify that, on 2010 May 23 at 6.50am Md Musa Ibrahim Bangladesh reached the top of the peak of Everest, Chomolungma of Mt. Everest.”
Musa planned to organize Bangladesh-Russia friendship mountaineering to Mt Elbrus. This was declared at Russian Centre of Science And Culture, Dhaka. They hoisted the flags of Bangladesh, Russia and Kabardino-Balkaria Republic on Mt Elbrus. Dalhat Olmejhev, a resident of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic in Russia, guided them. The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Bangladesh Tourism Board, Russian Embassy in Bangladesh and the sports and tourism ministries of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria Republic aided the program.
Musa and Satyarup Siddhanta of India planned to participate in an expedition titled ‘First Bangladesh-India Friendship Expedition to Mount Denali’ in the first week of June 2014. This was announced at a sole talk programme by Ibrahim at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday, says a press release. Indian Deputy High Commissioner Sandwip Chakravarty spoke at the function wishing success of the expedition.