Awesome! Four girls from J&K have Scaled the mighty Mt Everest

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Jammu and Kashmir News

Four girls from Ladakh have emerged invincible after having achieved a commendable feat of scaling the highest peak in the world- Mount Everest.

The girls were part of Leh’s NCC contingent that had 10 members and on 22nd of May they made it to the top. Exhibiting indomitable spirit and grit, Stanzin Laskit of Ney, Rigzin Dolker of Nubra, Tsering Angmo of Spithuk and Tashi Laskit of Stok, for the first time in the history of the state accomplished the mammoth task.

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On 9th of March, the Minister of State for Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, had flagged off the first-ever all girls’ National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition from New Delhi. The team was led by Col Gaurav Karki along with 15 service personnel.
Director General, NCC, Lt Gen A Chakravarty, had proposed to conduct the first-ever NCC girls’ expedition to the Mount Everest in 2014. All India trials at 25 selected hubs were carried out and 100 girl cadets were finally nominated to undergo the customized mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, from January 7 to February 3 last year.

Based on their performances, 40 girl cadets were at last selected for the first pre-Everest expedition. Pre-Everest Expedition to Mount Deo-Tibba at 19,688 feet near Manali in Himachal Pradesh was conducted for 40 cadets in April and May 2015. A total of 15 cadets were selected for the next phase based on their performance.

In August 2015, the team set off on their second pre-Everest expedition to the Mount Trishul at 23,360 feet and thus, selected 10 girl cadets for the final Everest expedition.

The culmination of pre-expedition activities was winter training at the Siachen Base Camp from January 11 to 31 this year. The training camps exposed the team to extreme cold weather conditions and further refined ice craft skills.
In the beginning, almost 40 cadets took part in pre-Everest expedition to Mount Deo-Tibba at 19,688 feet near Manali in 2015. Out of which 15 cadets were selected for the next phase based on their performance. Finally, 10 cadets were chosen for the final Everest expedition.


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