6 of Indian Army conquer Mt Everest

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Lucknow, May 22 (UNI) Six members of the Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition conquered the Mount Everest submitting its peak recently.

With this unprecedented feat, the Indian Army has furthered its formidiable reputation in the international mountaineering fraternity having submitted Mt Everest four times.

In the last seven years, Army mountaineers have scaled a 8000 Mt peak almost every year to include Mt Everest (8848m) in 2001, 2003 and 2005, Annapurna (8096m) in 2002, Lhotse (8511m) in 2003 and Kanchenjunga (8586m) in 2004.

The triumphant team was flagged off by General J J Singh on March 20 and was led by Lt Col I S Thapa, SM. The team comprised Captain D J Singh, Sub Marauti Khandagle, Hav Balwant Singh Negi, Hav Tshering Angchok, Hav Amardev Bhatt and Sep Sachin Patil.


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