Friday, April 26, 2013

Mt. Trishul Flagging Off Ceremony

PHOTO OF FLAG OFF CEREMONY, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
An Army team comprising of troops from Mahar Regiment and Red Eagle Division under the aegis of Army’s Jaipur based South Western Command launched an audacious expedition to Mount Trishul (7120 Meters) nestled in Garhwal Himalayas, aptly christened as ‘Portal of Lord Shiva’. The expedition is a lead up towards the eventual summit of Mount Everest by the Mahar Regiment in 2016 to commemorate its Platinum Jubilee of raising.

The expedition team comprising of 4 Officers, 3 Junior Commissioned Officers and 17 Other Ranks led by Lieutenant Colonel Amit Bisht of 1 MAHAR Regiment, a distinguished mountaineer, was flagged off today by Major General Surinder Singh, GOC, Red Eagle Division, amidst the pristine surroundings of Lucknow Cantonment.

The team will make its way by road to Garhwal hills via Joshimath, Rudraprayag and Nandprayag upto Bagad Road head. It will then traverse through the challenging and inhospitable terrain over 34 kms following the outer trail of Nanda Devi Sanctuary to reach the Base Camp. The team will set up three more camps before making an attempt to reach the Summit and conquer Trishul in the last week of May 2013. The expedition team will also contribute in preservation of the Garhwal Hills and spread awareness about our forests and ecology.

This expedition will accomplish yet another milestone achievement by the Mahar Regiment under the leadership of Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, Army Commander,South Western Command and Colonel of The Mahar Regiment.


1 comment:

Bame Duniya said...

So much of fuss for a peak that has been climbed many times since 1905. At night even.