Pune: After successfully completing six expeditions of various high peaks, including Cho Oyu, which is the sixth highest mountain in the world, now it is time for mountaineering group Giripremi’s biggest civilian expedition from India to the highest mountain peak of our country, the Mt. Kanchenjunga Eco Expedition (8,586 Mt).
The ceremonial announcement of the expedition was held at Kannada Sangh Auditorium, Erandawane, on Sunday. The occasion was graced by Jamling Norgay, the legendary mountaineer and son of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, scientist Dr Suresh Haware, who is also member of the advisory board in Giripremi, Vijay Pusalkar, Chairman and MD of Indo Schottle Auto Parts Pvt Ltd, Air Marshall Bhushan Gokhale (retd), and MP Yadav, Chairman of Sports Climbing Committee, West Zone.
The 19-member team, which is led by Vivek, is set to scale Mt. Kanchenjunga in 2019. The team has many engineering professionals but are united by their passion for climbing mountains. Jamling Norgay advised the team with his experiences in mountaineering, “Safety is one of the biggest issues for any mountaineer. While climbing, the mountaineers face many challenges, which also pose risks to their lives. The mountaineers should choose a fair decision in that situation, because the mountain remains at the same place and you will again be able to climb it if you are alive”, said Norway.