Mount Dhaulagiri Mountaineering Expedition

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Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Krishna Chaudhary flagged-in the first Mount Dhaulagiri-1 (8167 Mtr) International Mountaineering Expedition-2017 of ITBP.

Earlier, six ITBP Mountaineers were able to successfully summit Dhaulagiri-1. Mt. Dhaulagiri-1 is the 7th highest peak of the world situated in Nepal. Five members of the Force – Shri Rattan Singh Sonal, 2I/C, HC/GD Pradeep Kumar, Ct/GD Nurbo Wangdus, Ct/GD Sanjay Kumar, Ct/GD Pradeep Panwar reached the top of the mountain on May 19, 2017 and one member, HC/GD Krishan Prasad, scaled the peak the next day. Three high altitude Sherpas also successfully climbed the peak with the team.

The Expedition was flagged off by Shri Mehrishi and Shri Chaudhary at Force HQ on March 10, 2017. ITBP has the unique record of conducting 207 successful mountaineering expeditions.

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