The joint team of two renowned monitoring schools of the country successfully climbed Mount Everest Everest, the highest mountain in the world. This joint operation was carried out jointly by the National Institute of Monitoring (NIM) and the Jawahar Institute of Monitoring and Warfare School (JIM&WS) in Kashmir. Two members of the team are from South Kashmir.
According to the information, the commissioner team of JIM&WS and NIM hoisted the flag on the summit of Mount Everest (8848.86 meters) on June 1 at 6:20 am. The team was led by Col IS Thapa, SM, VSM, MiD, Principal, Jawahar Institute and Col Amit Bisht, SM, Second in Command, Principal, National Institute of Mountaineering.
Other members of the team included 6 mountaineers and 5 Sherpas, including two soldiers belonging to the Kashmir Valley. The team members included Col Amit Bishit, Havildar Mohd Iqbal Khan, Havildar Chander Negi and Mahfooz Elahi of Jawahar Institute while Havildar Anil Kumar and Deep Sahi of National Institute were part of it.
The expedition was flagged off from Delhi on 1 April 2021 and the team reached Everest’s base camp (5364m) on 12 April. After acclimatization the team first crossed Mt Lobuche east (6119m) on 24th April – at the base camp built at 5364 m height.
Mt Lobuche east (6119m) is considered to be the most difficult peak in the Himalayas in Nepal and for the first time two monitoring institutes of the country and the tricolor were hoisted. But within 10 days, due to two cyclonic storms one after the other, there was a lot of snow storms coming on Everest, due to which a lot of difficulties had to be faced. This time there was too much snowfall on the mountain, due to which many attempts to climb the peak had to be postponed.
But due to the changes due to Corona, the team faced the most difficulties because due to the epidemic, too much restrictions have been imposed for climbers in Nepal. According to officials, this campaign was planned in 2020. But even at that time it could not be completed due to the Corona lockdown. But this time the team led by Colonel Thapa successfully completed the campaign.
Colonel Thapa had earlier successfully climbed Everest from the North Face in 2007, after which he was also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Army. The team members will return to Everest Base Camp tonight and return tomorrow.