The Red Eagle Division and MAHAR Regiment in tandem launched an expedition to mount Trishul located in the Garhwal Himalayas at a daunting height of 7,120 metres in April. The expedition team, consisting of 16 climbers and 8 support members led by Lieutenant Colonel Amit Bisht, was flagged off on April 26, 2013 from Lucknow. The team travelled through tough and treacherous terrain to reach the summit. Eventually, on May 24, two teams scaled the intimidating Mount Trishul from the same route, with 16 members on the summit on the same day, a record for a mountaineering expedition. The victorious expedition team was flagged in and given a warm welcome by the Chief of the Army Staff General Bikram Singh, on June 19, 2013 in Delhi. Source- Times News Network
With climbing being one of the fastest growing recreational sports in India, millions of amateur trekking and climbing enthusiasts are exploring the adrenaline rush of this mentally and physically stimulating sport. Thousand's of certified Mountaineers are graduating from the 4 premium National Mountaineering Institutes in India annually and are exploring the largest and youngest mountain range in the world, standing sentinel across the North of our country.