A team of Indian Mountaineering Foundation, comprising 61 mountaineers, including nine instructors, has conquered five major peaks of Himachal with elevation of more than 6,200 metres.
The IMF team had 52 trainees from 20 states while the nine instructors included three from Italy, Brazil and Romania. They successfully conquered Shigri Parvat (6,526 metre) at the largest glacier of Himachal, Bara Shigri glacier, along with Kullu Pumori peak (6,553 metre), Khangsering (6,258 metre) and two other peaks with elevation 6,238 metres and 6,290 metres.
The cause of the expedition was to save environment from pollution and littering. The expedition started on July 21 and was divided into five teams, who conquered five separate peaks.
IMF president Colonel HS Chauhan said that all teams have returned to Manali after conquering the five major peaks of Himachal.
The expedition was sponsored by the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports. Another motive of the expedition was to exchange mountaineering skills with instructors from abroad.
The team also visited Chandertal Lake in Spiti. A programme in honor of the team was organized in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports where the participants were given awards.