Updated: May 18, 2018 11:16:02 am
Wangdi Gyalto Bhutia has successfully scaled Mount Everest twice, via the north face in 2014 and the south in 2017. He has also conquered Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak. Quite literally, the 34-year-old professional mountaineer from Darjeeling, West Bengal, is used to being on top of the world. As he prepares for his third attempt on Everest, however, he knows that this climb will be like no other.
This time, tucked away in his luggage, is the flag of his favourite Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). And Wangdi is determined to see it fly high, as high as the summit of Everest. Depending on the weather, he will stand atop the earth’s highest point on May 22 or 23, and…