|Published: June 2017|
June 24. New Delhi. An IAF team of mountaineers successfully summitted Mt Dhaulagiri on 20 May 2017. The team was flagged in by The CAS, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC on 21 Jun 2017.
Having been flagged off on 12 Apr 2017, the team lead by Group Captain RC Tripathi reached Dhaulagiri base camp on 26 Apr 2017. Having established themselves at the Base Camp, the team climbed till Camp-2 during the acclimatisation phase. The team members finally submitted the peak and hoisted the IAF Flag atop on 20 May 2017.
Mt Dhaulagiri happens to be the 7th highest and the fourth toughest peak for climbers.