Lucknow, 8 Jun 2007
PROCLAIMING human endurance and spirit, Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB) men have conquered two challenging peaks—- Mt Jogin 1 (21,210 feet) and Mt Jogin III (20,065 feet), situated on the Garhwal Kumaon Himalayas in the Gangotri region of Uttarakhand, on June 6 and 7.
Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil had flagged off the SSB mountaineering expedition from New Delhi on May 25. The 25 member SSB adventurers’ team is lead by GC Sah, Senior Instructor SSB Training Centre, Gwaldom.
Involving hard physical work and skills to maneuver steep cliffs, a five member SSB Team comprising of SK Chandola, Pemba Sherpa, Ramesh Chandra Negi, Suren Bardeva and Budhi Lal braved the heavy weather to reach the Mount Jogin-1 pinnacle at 0800 hrs on June 6, 2007.
A second team comprising of US Bisht, Sonam, Yogpal, Gurcharan and Lendup Sherpa scaled Mt Jogin-III in the wee hours of June 7.
The SSB teams hoisted the national SSB flags atop Mount Jogin-I and III.
After registering exceptional performances last year in the field of adventure sports, the Shashastra Seema Bal has once again shown hat it is raring to do better this year. The success of Mount Jogin expedition is expected to give fillip to the ongoing adventure missions in SSB and catapult its men to attain more breath-taking and astonishing feats in the near future.
The SSB team’s endeavour is not only to put maximum climbers on the summit but also to expose its mountaineers to endure in adverse conditions and to learn the art of living in high altitudes by practicing the latest techniques on snow and ice-craft. The Force also wanted to expose its men to the stupendous dynamics of planning to conduct long range patrols and expeditions along international border.
The team had also undertaken the task of clearing garbage left behind by the mebers of earlier expeditions during the 34-day long expedition. The mountaineering team is expected to flag-in on June 16, 2007 at Gwaldam, Uttarakhand.
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