Srinagar, 24 May 2016: Symbolising the lofty ideals that the Chinar Corps represents, a 45 member team of Army’s mountaineers scaled the lofty, sacred and formidable peak of Harmukh as part of the Corps’ centenary celebrations.
Harmukh with a peak elevation of 5148m lies in the north western Himalayan range.
The karakoram range borders it on the north and Kashmir Valley on the south.
Harmukh is a combination of two words which means same on all sides rising like a consistently steep pyramid dropping sharply to the east and south, with eastern slope the steepest.
History brings out that the peak was first summited by members of great trigonometric survey led by Thomas Montgomerie in 1856 from where two massive mountains K1 later named Masherbrum and K2 (being the second highest peak in the world) were earmarked and named