|Title||Bangladesh Mountaineering Federation|
|Address||City Heart Bilding (9th floor),Naya Paltan, Dhaka-1000 / City:DHAKA.|
|Tel/Fax||Tel. +880 1912 250 782 / Fax. +88 02 8314306|
Bangladesh Mountaineering Federation
Member of the UIAA since 2013
President :Kazi Wahidul Alam
Bangladesh Mountaineering Federation (BMF) About BMF Bangladesh – a low lying country with greater influence of many a rivers and its tributaries throughout the country and the Bay of Bengal in the South. But exceptions are Chittagong hills in the Southeast, the low hills in the Northeast and highlands in the North and Northeast.
The Chittagong hills constitute the only significant hill system in the country, which rise sharply to narrow ridge lines with altitudes from 600 to 1000 meters above the Sea level. At 1,063m ( 3,488 ft ) altitude, the highest unofficial elevation in Bangladesh is Saka Hapong at Mowdok range on the border with Myanmar. Although it is widely reported that Keokaradong to be the highest point in Bangladesh at 1230m. But the Russian topographic mapping shows that its true height is less than 1,000 meters. Besides these two, there are a number of other significant peaks in Bangladesh, which includes, Tazing Dong, Thingclawlte Tlang, Mukhra Thuthai Hapong, Kapital / Capital, Kreikung Taung and quite a number of others.
The history of mountaineering in Bangladesh is not long and it can be traced only a couple of years back. With the scaling of the Everest by five Bangladeshi interest in mountaineering among the Bangladeshis are running all time high now. Various clubs and associations have been formed and adventure loving youths of the country are getting increasingly interested in undertaking primary trainings at local level and subsequently proceed to different higher training institutions in India and Nepal. In order to foster friendship and understandings among members of various clubs and associations, bring them closer to each other through arranging various activities at the national level, create awareness about country’s mountains home and abroad, arrange training for developing mountaineering skills and host various competitions at local and international level, we have teamed up with representatives of different clubs and Associations of the country to launch the Bangladesh Mountaineering Foundation (BMF) and it is a great pleasure and privilege on my part to lead the Federation as it’s founder President.
We are a new Federation, but with your active support and co-operation, we would make this Federation known worldwide very soon through our various activities. Our membership is open to all Clubs and Associations in the country, who love mountain adventures and different mountain activities and we are keen to have affiliations with such Federations from other countries world over, and international bodies towards fostering international understandings, goodwill and exchange visits.