Defence minister flags-in expedition team to Mt Everest

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 6th of June 2018 09:31 AM

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday flagged-in the expedition team to Mt Everest here. Dirang-based National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) conducted the expedition from South Ridge of Mt Everest from Nepal side on April 2, the ministry of defence said. The team was led by Director and Team Leader Col Sarfraz Singh. “It is for the first time that any National Institute expedition team has put eight members on the top of Mt. Everest in their maiden attempt,” it added. The team scaled Mt Lobuche in Nepal on April 20 as part of acclimatization and final conditioning training. The rotational training to higher camps was carried out by the team upto Camp-3 (7200M) from April 22 to May 10. All the eight members of the team successfully scaled the peak on May 19-20 without any casualty or cold injury.  


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