New Delhi, June 8 : A team from the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) has scaled the 7,756-metre Mount Kamet in the Gharwal Himalayas as part of an adventure expedition.
The 12-member team, led by Major Vishal Ahlawat, summitted the peak on Tuesday with the assistance of four sherpas, an army release said here Wednesday.
The "unique attempt" was part of the EME's 'Josh-2011' adventure expedition that involves mountaineering, mountain cycling, whitewater rafting and road cycling. Summiting Mount Kamet was the expedition's first milestone.
The twin peaks of Mount Kamet and Mount Abu Gamin were scaled 31 years ago by an EME team under the leadership of then Major J.K. Bajaj.
The present team, comprising an officer, a junior commissioned officer and 10 other ranks, will commence the second leg of the expedition on June 10 by cycling the "treacherous" Garhwal mountains from Niti village to Rudraprayag, covering 238 km, followed by whitewater rafting over a 158-km stretch from Rudraprayag to Rishikesh, the release said.
The multi-dimensional expedition was flagged of from New Delhi on April 19.