The Indo-Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) on Tuesday has released a video of the success of its mountaineering expedition 'Pulkit'.
The ITBP's Eastern and North Eastern Frontiers in a joint operation were seen making their way to the summit of Mt Kangchengyo. The mountain, which is located in North Sikkim, has an elevation of 6889 m, and was successfully scaled on August 14. The 32-member expedition team was led by Sh Digvijay Singh. The ITBP tweeted out the video on their official Twitter handle. Here's the tweet:
Marching towards summit:— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 20, 2019
The joint mountaineering expedition 'Pulkit' of Eastern and North Eastern Frontiers ITBP successflly scaled Mt Kangchengyo (6889 M) in North Sikkim on 14 August, 2019. The 32 member mountaineers team was led by Sh Digvijay Singh, DC. pic.twitter.com/qhnVzZxmL8
The mission adds to the list of achievements by the ITBP, which has a history of undertaking such adventurous expeditions often. With the scaling of Mt Kangchengyo, the ITBP has successfully completed its 230th expedition, thereby proving its mountaineering capabilities. Following their latest mountaineering achievement, the ITBP was lauded by the Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad:
Successful joint mountaineering expedition 'Pulkit' of E and NE Frontiers ITBP to Mt Kangchengyo (6889 M) called on Sh Ganga Prasad, Hon'ble Governor Sikkim at Rajbhawan, Gangtok. The team was felicitated by Hon'ble Governor.#Himveers pic.twitter.com/yJq0woK8AN— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 20, 2019
The terrain of the Mt Kangchengyo is known to be one of the toughest in the world to climb, putting the ITBP's expedition's success into perspective.The ITBP forces are also fondly known as 'Himveers of the Himalayas'. The Misson Pulkit team was flagged off from the Raj Bhavan on July 26. The team scaled the peak standing tall at 6889 meters.
Earlier in July, women mountaineers from the ITBP took part in an advanced Mountaineering course near Vasudhara, Badrinath. The Himveers scaled an unnamed peak as high as 5.2 km near Narayan Parvat near Badrinath. The 14-member women mountaineers batch of ITBP from M and SI, ITBP Auli, are now all set to join the mountaineering expeditions of the force. This was the first batch of women mountaineers of the Force in the recent past who are trained in the field of advanced mountaineering.