JAMMU: Ambreen Fatima and Namrita Katoch of Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK) left on Thursday for Delhi to join a mountaineering expedition to Swargarohini peak (20,512 ft) being organised by NCC in Garhwal Himalaya. They are among the 20 girls selected from throughout the country for this expedition.
Earlier, MAJK organised a farewell function for these two budding mountaineers. All the members of the Association and its affiliated clubs including Tawi Trekkers J&K congratulated Ambreen for her selection for the expedition and wished her grand success.
It may be mentioned here that while Ambreen Fatima is a trained and experienced mountaineer who has successfully completed Advance Course in Mountaineering with “A” grade and has also scaled Matho Kangri (20,440 ft) in Ladakh in an expedition organised by MAJK in 2016, Namrata Katoch has successfully done Basic Course in Mountaineering with “A” grade but is comparatively a new entrant in the mountaineering field. However, both are physically fit and mentally strong to scale Swaragrohini peak.
It may also be noted that Swargarohini is a mountain massif in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakashi district of Uttarkhand. It is a technical peak which offers a steep and challenging climb. It had defied many attempts before it was first climbed by a group of mountaineering instructors from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi on May three, 1990.
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