Indian Army Men create history by climbing Mount Everest without the support of Oxygen cylinders

A soldier's life is not easy. Away from all the comforts and luxuries of home, they venture out to beat all the obstacles that come in their way of safeguarding their nation. A task as monumental as that cannot be accomplished without stringent training and a tough discipline to follow.

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At a recent expedition led by a 14 member team of the Indian Army - four Army personnel accomplished what no other team had done before - climbing the Mount Everest without the support of Oxygen cylinders.

Kunchok Tenda, Kelshang Dorjee Bhutia, Kalden Panjur and Sonam Phuntsok achieved the feat of climbing the world's tallest mountain without any supplemented Oxygen while 3 other members from their team of 14, Urgyen Topgye, Ngwang Gelek and Karma Zopa accomplished the feat with supplementary Oxygen support.

Col Vishal Dubey, leader of the Snow Lion Everest Expedition 2017, told PTI, "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."


He further added, "Our aim is to climb the Everest without carrying oxygen cylinder and create history."

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The 14 member team had climbed the peak of the mountain on the 21st of May and returned down to Kathmandu on the 3rd of June.

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