Mumbai: A Western Naval Command hassuccessfully scaled mountain peaks Mount Satopanth (7075m) and an unnamed but challenging peak at 6020m in Uttarkashi region.
The expedition, lead by Lieutenant Commander Rameshwar Puri was received by Vice-Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, Chief of Personnel, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), on their return to New Delhi today.
The summiters proudly flew the national flag and Naval Ensign on these peaks, a Defence release said here today.
Despite adverse weather, six members squad lead by Lieutenant Commander Vinit Doshi, of Headquarter Maharashtra Naval Area, scaled Mt Satopanth on June 16.
The following day, five members of the team summited an unnamed peak (commonly referred as ‘point 6020’) of 6020m in Uttarkashi region.
The team also cleared the base camp, Vasuki Tal where they picked not only their non-biodegradable garbage but also cleaned the remains of other expeditions.
They deposited nearly 45 kg of garbage at Kanku forest check post in an attempt to ensure the mountains remain clean and carry forward the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Swachh Bharat’, it said. PTI
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