Scarred by last yr’s avalanche, NIM to climb Draupadi Ka Danda again

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

Dehradun/Uttarkashi: A year after the deadliest avalanche tragedy in Indias mountaineering history, the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering will attempt to scale Mt Draupadi Ka Danda (DKD) in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, report Gaurav Talwar & Abhyudaya Kotnala.In next weeks expedition, 43 climbers, undergoing the Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC) at the institute, will attempt to summit the 5,670m Draupadi ka Danda-II peak in the Gangotri range of Garhwal Himalayas. On October 4, 2022, a group of NIMs AMC course trainee mountaineers were hit by a massive avalanche as they were trying to summit the peak. Twenty-nine mountaineers, including the institutes instructors, were trapped in a crevasse. Twenty-seven bodies were recovered and two are still missing.We also published the following articles recentlyScarred by last yrs avalanche, NIM to climb Draupadi Ka Danda againThe Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarakhand, India, plans to scale Mt Draupadi Ka Danda (DKD) a year after a deadly avalanche tragedy. Forty-three climbers undergoing the Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC) will attempt to summit the 5,670m peak in the Gangotri range. The previous two attempts were hindered by bad weather. NIM has implemented additional safety measures, such as increasing the distance between climbers to 20m and collaborating with the Defence Geoinformatics Research Establishment for accurate weather information. NIM officials also plan to climb 11 unscaled peaks in honor of the climbers who died in the avalanche.Tiger Mountain best betTiger Mountain is predicted to win the Nawab Sultan Ali Khan Memorial Cup in Hyderabad. The race will take place over a distance of 2000 meters. The first race of the day is scheduled to start at 12:45 pm.Civil engineer from Kolkata is first Bengali to reach true summit of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in worldArijit Dey, a civil engineer from Kolkata, became the first climber from Bengal to reach the true summit of Mount Manaslu without a Sherpa. He also claimed to have reached the summit without supplemental oxygen. Deys achievement is considered rare and impressive, as climbing an 8,000 meter plus peak without a Sherpa is challenging. The summit accreditation for Mount Manaslu was changed last year after a controversy, and Deys climb confirms the new summit. He is expected to return to the base camp safely by Monday night.

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