Women mountaineers from the Indo-Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) took part in an advanced Mountaineering course near Vasudhara, Badrinath on Monday and scaled an unnamed peak as high as 5.2 km near Narayan Parvat near Badrinath.
The 14-member women mountaineers batch of ITBP, also called as 'Himveers' 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 advance mountaineering. The ITBP tweeted a video of the women once they were at the summit. The women mountaineers can be seen holding the Indian Tricolour in a location where they are surrounded by other peaks from the Himalayas. Here's the video:
Here are some pictures from the ITBP advanced mountaineering course and summit conquering:
The ITBP women mountaineers garnered praise from Netizens who lauded them. Here are some of the tweets:
The ITBP has a rich culture of training their personnel in the field of Mountaineering as the force personnel remain deployed in the high altitude areas throughout their service spans in higher mountain ranges of the Himalayas. Ms Santosh Yadav, former ITBP officer was the first woman of the world to scale the Mount Everest twice (1992 and 1993) and Vanita Thimungpi are the renowned mountaineers who submitted many peaks with the ITBP mountaineering teams. There are about 2,000 women personnel in the ITBP. ITBP had started the deployment of the women personnel in the high altitude border outposts since 2017. The Force has been awarded 7 Padma Shree and 12 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in the field of Mountaineering till now.