The India Air Force (IAF) organised a tri-services all-women mountaineering expedition to Mt. Manirang (21,625 ft) as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mohotsav’ celebrations on Sunday. The crew of 15 mountaineers was led by Wing Commander Bhavana Mehra and was flagged off by Air Marshal VPS Rana VSM who’s Air Officer-in-Charge Administration.
The crew goals to scale the height on 15 August this yr. The Air Marshal inspired the crew to obtain their intention and appreciated the efforts by the organizers to facilitate the expedition. The different 14 members within the crew had been Wing Commander N Linyu, Wing Commander Nirupama Pandey, Wing Commander Lalita Mishra, Wing Commander Vyomika Singh, flight lieutenant Komal Pahuja, Lt Colonel Geetanjali Bhatt, Major Saumya Shukla, Major Veenu Mor, Major Usha Kumari, Major Rachna Hooda, lieutenant Commander Nandini Damroy, lieutenant Commander Sino Wilson, lieutenant Commander Chham Kumari, and lieutenant Commander Renu Ramdurg.
Mt Manirang is situated on the border of the Kinnaur and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The Manirang Pass is situated shut to the height and is without doubt one of the early commerce routes between these two districts. (ANI)
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