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HMI and Indian Army climbers feted for climbing twin peaks in 24 hours

Joint team had submitted Mt Jongsong (24,481 ft)and Mt Domekhang (23832 ft)on September 22 and 23

Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling Published 12.12.22, 04:59 AM
Joint expedition by Indian Army and HMI Darjeeling atMt Jongsong

Joint expedition by Indian Army and HMI Darjeeling atMt Jongsong

Climbers from Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(HMI) and the India Army have been felicitated in Arunachal Pradesh for summiting two peaks in Sikkim within a span of 24 hours.

The joint team of climbers from the HMI of Darjeeling and the Indian Army had submitted Mt Jongsong (24,481 ft)and Mt Domekhang (23832 ft)on September 22 and 23.

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“The team was felicitated by Chowna Mein, deputy chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on December 7 at Golden Pagoda Namsai,” said Group Captain Jai Kishan, principal of the HMI and also the leader of the expedition.

The information was shared by HMI on Sunday while marking International Mountain Day.

Mt Jongsong is the worlds highest tri- junction point between India, Nepal and China and part of the Janak Himal section of the Himalayan region in North Sikkim.

Jongsong is considered as one among the most technically difficult mountains to summit.

Climbers point to its lack of approach, frequent avalanches and dangerous cornices near the summit, said Group Captain Kishan.

The mountain was first summited in 1930, followed by the Himalayan Club of Calcutta in 2012.

IIT-Kharagpur convocation on December 24

The sixty-eighth (68th) convocation of IIT Kharagpur will be held on Saturday, 24 December 2022.

All students graduating in the session 2021-22 are eligible to be awarded the degrees at the convocation either in person or in absentia, said an IIT Kharagpur official.

For the award of the degree in person, all are required to reach llT Kharagpur by 23rd December 2022, the official said.

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