A team of 18 mountaineers, including a youth from Bharuch, climbed the 17,346-foot-high Himachal Mount Friendship Peak.
Mount Friendship is a 17,346-foot-high icy peak in the Kullu-Manali region of Himachal Pradesh.
Mount Friendship is a 17,346-foot-high icy peak in the Kullu-Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. Faced with inaccessible climbs and extremely low temperatures, the Gujarat youth team has successfully climbed and hoisted tricolors on it.
The contingent left Ahmedabad on September 23. After 5 days of arduous climbing, at 9:45 am on September 30, 18 members of the team managed to hoist the tricolor at an altitude of 17,346 feet. After successfully completing the ascent, the team returned to Manali base camp yesterday with a wave of joy among mountaineers and trekkers. The 23-member team was led by Sagar Butani, Senior Instructor at Invincible Institute.
The team of 23 people also included 4 women mountaineers out of which Mauli Patel and Sakshi Monga managed to reach the summit. Then the next day the team reached Ladylage base camp (11,800 feet).
On the fourth day the team climbed to the advance camp (14300 feet) with the necessary supplies. On the fifth day, the entire team made pre-preparations for the mountaineering. Finally, on the sixth day, they left at 1 am and on the early morning of September 20, 2021, 12 people hoisted the Indian national flag on Mount Friendship Peak (17300 feet). After completing the campaign, the team returned to Manali.
Every year about 30,000 people participate in the various activities of Invincible NGO. The climbers have been preparing for this achievement for the last three months. Running 5 km per day, ascending and descending practice with luggage and practicing yoga pranayama, competitors with outstanding experience in trekking and mountaineering were selected.