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As part of Vijay Diwas celebrations, Army team scales Mt Kun near Kargil

Chandigarh, July 27

As part of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations and to commemorate 75 years of Independence, a mountaineering team from 26th Battalion of the Punjab Regiment and the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, has successfully scaled Mount Kun in the Kargil region.

The team, consisting of two Junior Commissioned officers and 10 other ranks from the battalion and 13 Army personnel from NIMAS had been flagged off by Lt Gen PN Ananthanarayanan, General Officer Commanding, 9 Corps, from Yol cantonment on July 7.

Rising 23,218 feet above sea level, it is the second-highest peak of the Nun Kun massif, located in the upper Suru Valley along the Kargil, Zanskar road. It lies to the north of Nun Peak and is separated from it by a 4 km long snowy plateau.

Offering varying degrees of difficulty in climbing, the expedition involves all aspects of serious technical climbing such as infixed roping, using ice axes in front point climb, scaling with ascender-descender gadgets and other