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Armywomen scale Siachen`s highest peak on I-Day

Last Updated: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 10:34

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.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 10:34
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