Indian Air Force organises tri services mountaineering expedition to mount Manirang
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has organised a tri-services, all women mountaineering expedition to Mount Manirang (21,625 ft) as part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mohotsav' celebrations. The team of 15 mountaineers, led by Wing Commander Bhavana Mehra, was flagged off on 01 August 2021 by Air Marshal VPS Rana VSM, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration.
The team aims to scale the peak on 15 August 21. The Air Marshal encouraged the team to achieve their aim and appreciated the efforts by the organisers to facilitate the expedition.
The other 14 members of the team include Wing Commander N Linyu, Wing Commander Nirupama Pandey, Wing Commander Lalita Mishra, Wing Commander Vyomika Singh, Flight Lieutenant Komal Pahuja, Lieutenant Colonel Geetanjali Bhatt, Major Saumya Shukla, Major Veenu Mor, Maorj Usha Kumari, Major Rachna Hooda, Lieutenant Commander Nandini Damroy, Lieutenant Commander Sino Wilson, Lieutenangt ommander Chham Kumari and Lieutenant Commander Renu Ramdurg.
Mount Manirang is located at the border of Kinnaur and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The Manirang Pass is located close to the peak and is one of the early trade routes between these two districts.