The expedition comprising women officers from the Corps
of Engineers was flagged off on August 3 by Army Vice Chief
Lieutenant General Noble Thamburaj to scale the point situated
at an altitude of 6117 metres.
Led by Major Megha Astagikar, the 12-member-group set
off for their final climb towards the peak at midnight of
August 14 and reached there at 0645 hours this morning.
New Delhi: An all women mountaineering
expedition of the Indian Army scaled Indracol, the highest
point on the Siachen glacier, on the occasion of 63rd
Independence Day on Saturday.
First Published: Monday, August 17, 2009, 10:34