Dogra Scouts unfurl tricolour atop Indrasan Peak

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Chandigarh, Jul 8 (UNI) The mountaineers of Dogra Scouts made yet another indelible mark in the arena of mountaineering when the ''Tangrors'', as they are popularly known, unfurled the tricolour atop Indrasan Peak for the first time after more than 40 years.

Standing majestically at a height of 20410 feet, the peak is considered to be the world's fifth most technical summit and has remained invincible since 1960s.

The contingent, led by Maj Anil Manhas, comprised two officers, two JCOs and 23 other ranks and began its venture on May 20 from Headquarters Sector 36.

The prevailing nail-biting cold, incessant snowfall, high-pressure blizzards and threats of avalanches could not dampen the spirits of the members of this team, who arduously overcame all odds.

After persistently waging war for thirty days against the vagaries of natures, the steadfastness, team-spirit and mental tenacity of the Dogras reaped harvest, when the team ultimately negotiated the 125 metre near-vertical climb to the summit and the tricolour fluttered atop the peak after more than 40 years.

With this accomplishment, the unit, whose mountaineers have climbed the highest peaks in the world like Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi, has undoubtedly enriched its glorious track record in the arena of mountaineering.

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