SIACHEN CIVIL TREK FLAGGED IN

SIACHEN CIVIL TREK FLAGGED IN

Udhampur  (J&K) : 13 Oct 2016 Fire & Fury Corps in its pursuit to encourage the spirit of adventure and physical fitness conducted and organized a month long Siachen trek.  A group of 36 people including eight women under the guidance of ten instructors from Indian Army led by Major Anil Kumar Rangi were part of the trek. The trek was flagged off from Leh by, Lt Gen PJS Pannu, Corps Cdr, Fire & Fury Corps on 21 September 16. The participants of the trekking expedition were volunteers from various walks of life to include Government officials, Persons from private industry, cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College and Rashtriya Military School, next of kin of soldiers and trekking enthusiasts recommended by the Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF).  This was a unique and only opportunity for the civilians to visit and witness the world’s highest and coldest battlefield.

The team underwent medical, acclimatization and training prior to their move to the glacier, which is a must for survival and to withstand the hard climatic conditions peculiar to the glacier. After tough training and stringent medical tests, a total of 24 members ultimately qualified and participated in the final trek from Base Camp to KUMAR Post as a part of the Siachen Trek. The trek successfully returned to Base Camp today where the trek was ‘Flagged In’ by General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps.

 

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