Indian Army takes on Mt Trishul expedition

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 20:14 hrs

Jaipur (Rajasthan), Apr 23 (IBNS): The Mahar Regiment, of the Indian Army and Red Eagle Division under the aegis of the Army's Jaipur based South Western Command, in a joint endeavour, will be launching a mountaineering expedition to Mount Trishul (7,120 Meters) nestled in Garhwal Himalayas, said the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), SD Goswami.

Trishul, a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks is located in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand resembling the 'Trident' of Lord Shiva. It is best viewed from Kausani and Bedini Bugyal.

Goswami stated that the expedition aims at inculcating a spirit of adventure and daring amongst its soldiers, thereby developing leadership values, initiative and camaraderie.

The expedition also aims at encouraging and motivating the youth to join the military.

The expedition will be flagged off from Lucknow by Major General Surinder Singh, GOC, Red Eagle Division on Apr 26.

The team will consist of 16 climbing members and 8 support staff members.

Approved by Adventure Wing of the Indian Army, the team will make its way by road to Bagad road head via Nandprayag, 786 kms from Lucknow, and then traverse 34 kms over inhospitable and challenging trail through the outer route of famous Nanda Devi Sanctuary as the inner route is closed for environmental reasons.

To prepare for this audacious and challenging climb, the team is currently undergoing rigorous training at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.

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