ITBP Sikkim

Gangtok, Sep 25: A team of top mountaineers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) successfully scaled one of the highest mountains of the country – Mount Dome Khang in Sikkim on September 22 and 23.

The expedition scaled the peak in two groups on two consecutive days as Rope1 and 2. Rope 1 was led by Deputy Commandant Anoop Kumar and Rope 2 was led by Commandant Ratan Singh Sonal. A total of 13 personnel including a woman member was part of the team.

This is the first ever ascending to this peak by any expedition according to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation records. The summit additionally paved the manner for destiny expeditions to the height and could improve journey sports activities and tourism in Lachen valley in North Sikkim.

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The expedition was flagged off by Dr. Sujoy L Thaosen, DG ITBP on August 11, 2022, as the Part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

The team is being led by the Everester Ratan Singh Sonal, Commandant. Mount Dome Khang Peak is located in the state of Sikkim. The height of the peak is 7,250 metres.

A total of 21 individuals are a part of the group together with 05 girls individuals. ITBP has numerous records in the field of mountaineering and has carried out more than 230 successful mountaineering expeditions till date.

Raised in 1962, the ITBP is a specialized Central Armed Police Force manning the 3,488 km India-China border from Karakoram in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. The Force has special achievements in the field of adventure sports especially in Mountaineering, Skiing, River Rafting, and other mountain sports.