With Live Location Tracking, Harshad Rao will be climbing Mt Kanchenjunga

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Pune: For the first time a climber will be using Live Location Tracking (LLT), a new software which is not yet in the market but in process with a private giant which is into fitness gadgets. 

Harshad Rao, a software graduate will be climbing Mt Kanchenjunga of  (8586m/ 28,169ft), the highest peak of India in April-May 2018.

He has estimated the cost of Rs 20 lakh for his expedition which he might get from sponsors. He will be going alone from Pune and climbers from Europe and  Mexico will join him. 

Pune: For the first time a climber will be using Live Location Tracking (LLT), a new software which is not yet in the market but in process with a private giant which is into fitness gadgets. 

Harshad Rao, a software graduate will be climbing Mt Kanchenjunga of  (8586m/ 28,169ft), the highest peak of India in April-May 2018.

He has estimated the cost of Rs 20 lakh for his expedition which he might get from sponsors. He will be going alone from Pune and climbers from Europe and  Mexico will join him. 

He successfully climbed to the top of Mt Everest in 2016. Along with it, he climbed Mt Jungle in Uttarakhand in 2009 which is of  21,800 feet and Mt Jogin I and III in Uttarakhand of 21,100 and 21,200 ft respectively. 

This will be the first individual expedition from Maharashtra if he climbs successfully. Rao said, “‘Maharashtrian Bhagwa’ will be unfurled on top of highest Indian peak for the first time if I am 
successful. 

In 1988 Maharashtrian mountaineers attempted the climb and fell short of the summit. Since then nobody attempted it owing to technical difficulties like the presence of soft snow on its route.”
Rao added, “The LLT will be part of this expedition as the technology will enhance the safety of mountaineering. 

“This will help in tracing me live in real time on Google map link which will be shared later during the expedition. We are trying to add SOS feature to it. Only battery is the problem but it will be looked after.”

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