First Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu (8485m) flagged off

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First Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu (8485m) comprising five Officers, two JCOs and eleven OR was flagged off.

Key Facts:

  • Indian Army is launching its maiden expedition to Mt Makalu in Mar-May 2019.
  • Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks and summiting the peak is considered extremely challenging due to inclement weather conditions and freezing temperatures.
  • Among the eight mountains in Nepal above 8000m, Mt. Makalu is the fourth tallest in Nepal and fifth highest Peak on the Earth with its height 8,463m.
  • Mt. Makalu resides in the eastern Himalayas range just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China.
  • At the base of Mt. Makalu, there lies a natural wonder: The Barun Valley.

Sources:PIB

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