The joint mountaineering team of Nehru Mountaineering Institute (Nim) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) have successfully mounted six peaks of the China border area. During the 17-day campaign organized for the first time under the leadership of Nim's Principal Colonel Amit Bisht and ITBP Northern Front DIG Aparna Kumar, the team patrolled the 75 km stretch of the water-logging area at the border and gathered much important information.
In a press conference held in Nim Auditorium on Wednesday, Principal Colonel Amit Bisht said that the first hydropower area patrolling and mountaineering expedition was organized by Nim and ITBP to establish new dimensions and new discoveries in the field of mountaineering.
Under this, a 21-member joint team started the campaign from the Mullingla area of Nelang Valley on 19 September last. During the 17-day-long campaign, the team patrolled 75 km of the China border and collected geographical and environmental information. Also discovered many new track routes in this extreme area.
Meanwhile, ASI Dilip Kumar, Inspector Om Prakash, Subedar Girish Negi, and Havildar Anil Kumar, led by him and DIG Aparna Kumar, also successfully mounted six virgin peaks in the area.
On 5 October last, the team concluded the campaign by reaching Mana village in Chamoli district. He said that the expedition conducted for the first time will encourage mountaineering activities in the Garhwal region.