60th anniversary of ascent to Everest to be marked by scaling by Nepal-India army teams


In order to mark the diamond jubilee of the first ascent of the world´s tallest peak Mount Everest, a mountaineering expedition team comprising of 34 members from Nepal and Indian Army are on their way to scale the mountain. The team also aims to clean the routes and camp sites during their expedition.

Amidst a ceremony at the Army Headquarters in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the joint team was flagged off by Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Gaurav Shumsher Rana. CoAS Rana handed the flag to team leaders Major Sunil Singh Rathor of Nepal Army and Major Ranabir Singh Jamwal of Indian Army.

Sixty year ago Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary had reached the top of the Mt Everest. “Since then many expeditors from across the world have climbed to the peak, leaving tons of garbage along the way. We will try to bring back as much waste as we can,” Major Rathor said.

In the seventy-day long expedition, 13 members of Nepal Army and 12 members of Indian Army will head for the peak and the rest would assist them, liaison officer Captain Nabin Kumar Khadka told Republica.

We expect to collect 9 to 10 tons of garbage%

via Nepal-India army teams to scale Everest, clean route MYREPUBLICA.com – News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL, THE WEEK news in English in Nepal.


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