Ambreen, Namrita to participate in mountaineering expedition to Swargarohini peak

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/10/2018 1:21:58 PM

JAMMU, Aug 9: Ambreen Fatima and Namrita Katoch of Mountaineering Association of J&K left today for Delhi to join a mountaineering expedition to Swargarohini peak (20512 ft) being organized by NCC in Garhwal Himalaya. They are among the 20 girls selected from throughout the country for this expedition.
Earlier, Mountaineering Association of J&K organized a farewell function at KL Saigal Hall, Abhinav Theatre, Jammu for the two budding mountaineers Ambreen Fatima and Namrita Katoch. However, Namrita Katoch, because of her earlier commitments, could not attend the function and was, as such, telephonically wished all the best for the success of the expedition. All the members of Mountaineering Association of J&K and its affiliated clubs including Tawi Trekkers J&K present on the occasion congratulated Ambreen for her selection for the prestigious expedition and wished her grand success.
Those present on the occasion included Ram Khajuria, Secretary Mountaineering Association of J&K, Everester & Kangchenjunga summiteer Nirmal Kumar, Rahul Sharma,Chairman Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu: Arti Sharma, Principal, Apple Kids International Pre School, Bantalab; Shivani Charak, an international sport climber, Sumit Khajuria, a highly trained veteran mountaineer and Sakshi Magotra, a trained mountaineer and a local sport climbing Judge.
It may be mentioned here that while Ambreen Fatima is a trained and experienced mountaineer who has successfully completed Advance Course in Mountaineering with “A” grade and has also scaled Matho Kangri (20440 ft) in Ladakh in an expedition organized by Mountaineering Association of J&K in 2016, Namrata Katoch has successfully done Basic Course in Mountaineering with “A” grade but is comparatively a new entrant in the mountaineering field. However, both are physically fit and mentally strong to scale Swaragrohini peak.
It may also be noted that Swargarohini is a mountain massif in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakashi district of Uttarkhand. It is a technical peak which offers a steep and challenging climb. It had defied many attempts before it was first climbed by a group of mountaineering instructors from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi on May 3, 1990.



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