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Indian Army to climb world's fifth highest peak Mt Makalu

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The plans to scale the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, Mount (8485 metres), the government said on Monday.

is an isolated peak and is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas, 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between and Tibet,

The said of Military Training on Monday flagged off the journey from

Under the protection of Army Adventure Wing, an expedition to (7756M), Joshimath (district Chamoli, Uttarakhand), is also being conducted from August to September.

"A 47-member team led by Maj will leave for Joshimath from on Aug 16, 2018. The team will establish the at and at Purvi Kamet Glacier," the ministry said.

is the third highest peak of after Kanchanjunga and Nandadevi and the only highest peak available to climb within the country.--IANS


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First Published: Mon, August 13 2018. 20:36 IST