Indian Army men successfully hiked to the highest peak on the face of Earth, the Everest summit without using oxygen cylinders! The team became the first to achieve the feat of conquering the Everest without oxygen supplements.
More than 4,000 people have so far climbed the 8848-metre peak, of which only 187 people have done this without oxygen on an individual basis. A team of 14 Indian Army personnel called – Snow Lion Everest Expedition 2017, started their climb out of which three Mountaineers – Urgyen Topgye, Ngwang Gelek and Karma Zopa – successfully climbed Mt Everest with the support of supplementary oxygen. This was for the first time that any team had made attempt to climb the Everest without oxygen cylinders.
Colonel Vishal Dubey, the head of the Snow Lion Everest Expedition 2017 said, “We had formed a team of 10 people with the aim to scale the Everest without using oxygen cylinder, and succeeded in sending four members to the top of the world without oxygen. Our aim is to climb the Everest without carrying oxygen cylinder and create history.”. And they successfully created history, for sure.
The team had started their expedition on May 21 and returned healthy and safe at Kathmandu on Friday. India is making and breaking Everest records this year, with Anshu Jamsenpa becoming the first lady to climb Everest twice in just 5 days to the Indian army men conquering the highest summit without oxygen, it is raining Everest records in India this year!