ITBP’s first mountaineering expedition in COVID-19 era reported by Himachal CM: The Tribune India


Tribune press service
Chandigarh, September 22

The very first mountaineering expedition led by the Indo-Tibetan border police to Mount Leo Pargial in Himachal Pradesh was reported by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla on Tuesday for its highlight.

The Chief Minister congratulated all team members and wished them a bright future. He said such expeditions not only develop leadership, bond, discipline and confidence among the troops, but also improve the ability to deal with uncertain and critical situations by taking initiative.

Stating that the mountaineering expedition also raised environmental and cleanliness awareness, he commended the ITBP for leading relief and rescue operations in Himachal Pradesh and protecting the integrity of the Indo border -tibetan.

Located in the Zanskar range at an altitude of 22,222 feet, Leo Pargial is considered one of the most difficult and technically difficult peaks to climb.

This is the first such expedition during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, for which the team had trained rigorously while respecting the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.

Of the 16 members who made up the ITBP sector headquarters team, Shimla, 12 reached the peak on August 31. The team was reported by Deputy Inspector General, Shimla Sector, Prem Singh, on August 20.

Speaking on the occasion, Prem Singh said that leading such an expedition despite the pandemic is certainly a positive message for society and the country.

He added that the ITBP will continue to organize such adventure sports to arouse the interest of young people and motivate them.

Stating that the ITBP specializes in adventure sports like rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, rafting, mountain biking and paragliding, he added that the force will continue to do its duty with total dedication and will contribute to the general well-being of the masses.