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LEH: Indian Army mountaineers led by Major Varun Joshi successfully summitted Mount Kang Yatse, atop 21,205 in the Zanskar ranges of Ladakh on September 11.
“The Army Mountaineering team was flagged off by Lt Gen A.K Sharma, GOC 16 Corps from Nagrota on August 19, 2017. The 38 days long expedition was timed to commemorate the 71st Independence Day and mark the impervious tenacity, unflinching resolve and the never say die spirit of the White Knight Corps,” Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
The team led by Major Varun Joshi, was a rich composition of experience and youth with members having summited multiple technical peaks in the past, he said adding that the team withstood arduous terrain and extreme weather conditions, negotiating altitudes ranging from 12,000 feet to 21,000 feet under sub-zero temperatures on a self-contained basis.
It reflects the hardwork, training, meticulous planning and never say die spirit of the men who took upon them this challenge to live up to the motto of the White Knight Corp, he mentioned.
The GOC complimented the team and conveyed his appreciation towards the mountaineers in summiting one of the most difficult summits in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
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