First Ascent on Harsil Horns led by climbers of NIM Team

Nehru Insititute of Mountaineering hoists the tri color flag on the unclimbed peak in Harsil – Chholmi region. Locally known as Harsil Horns, this giant overhanging cliff has lured the travelers visiting Harsil Valley. We are proud to announce that its first ascent was successfully completed on 28thJune 2020 by climbing this 4823 mts mountain cliff.

About Harsil Horn Summit Expedition

The team was led by the principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering himself, Col Amit Bisht (Expedition Leader). Other climbers in the team also included experienced and skilled staff from NIM Team - Lt Col Yogesh Dhumal (Deputy Leader), Sub Chatter Singh (Instructor), Hav Thinlass Gyalpo (Instructor), Sh. Shivraj Singh Panwar and Sh. Saurabh Singh.

Col Amit Bisht at the Summit of Harsil Horns

This peak was previously attempted in Nov 2019 with flag off ceremony conducted by Chief Minister -Trivendra Singh Rawat during the Harsil Apple Festival with an aim to promote trekking and tourism in Cholmi Village region in Uttarkashi district. Due to heavy snowfall the expedition was postponed during that time but the team was able to do the recce and look out for summit route to follow. The expedition started again on 21stJune and the team reached summit at 9AM on 28thJune. 

Col Amit Bisht with his NIM Team

This is a great news for hiking community as a new valley officially opens up for treks and expeditions. The aim of this exploration was to promote tourism in Chholmi region and other hidden valleys around Harsil Valley that have a lot of potential. 

Another milestone is added to adventure travel in Uttarkashi district, special thanks to NIM and the expedition team for making this happen. The summit report will soon be submitted to Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

Here are some the pictures of this Summit Expedition of Harsil Horns (4823 mts) of Chholmi region

Harsil Horns at 4823mts
Difficult Expedition
Team Work for Mountaineering
Base Camp of Harsil Horns
Base camp as seen from Summit
About the Expedition on Newspapers

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