A team of NCC girl cadets, Indian army wing, and Indian soldiers climbed Mount Everest with its peak 8,848 metres above sea-level.
The team comprised four officers, two Junior Commissioned officers, seven officers of other ranks, two lady instructors and 10 NCC girls.
The trek started on April 4 from a village called Jiri in Nepal and reached the base camp on April 21. Team had 2 girls from Leh, 2 from Manipur, 1 from Darjeeling 2 from Uttarakhand and 1 from Rajasthan and Mizoram each.
Major Deepika Rathore of Rajasthan made the desert state proud after being the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice. Last time she had climbed Mount Everest on May 25, 2012.
It is known that The National Cadet Corps (NCC) girls’ expedition to Mount Everest, which was flagged-off by Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on March 9, 2016 reached the base camp of Everest in Nepal on April 21. They scaled the Mount Everest for the first time on May 21 and 22.
Colonel Karki, qualified mountaineering instructor and an internationally reputed mountaineer led the team.
The selected girls were given training, starting January 2015, for one year at the Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling.