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Nirmala Sitharaman Flagged-in NIMAS Expedition Team To Mount Everest



Nirmala Sitharaman Flagged-in NIMAS Expedition Team To Mt Everest- Details

Union Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman flagged-in the expedition team to Mt. Everest conducted successfully by National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh in New Delhi.

Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the team led by Director and Team Leader Col Sarfraz Singh for their remarkable achievement.

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.

The expedition started from South Ridge of Mt Everest from Nepal side on 02 April 2018 from Lukla to Everest Base camp via Namche.

The team scaled Mt.Lobuche in Nepal on 20 April 2018 as part of acclimatization and final conditioning training.

The rotational training to higher camps was carried out by the team up to Camp-3 (7200M) from 22 April to 10 May 2018. All the 08 members of the team successfully scaled the peak on 19th May 2018 and 20th May 2018 without any casualty or cold injury.



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