J&K girls in NCC Mountaineering expedition

JAMMU, AUG 9: Ambreen Fatima and Namrita Katoch of Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK) left today for Delhi to join a Mountaineering Expedition to Swargarohini peak (20512 ft) being organized by NCC in Garhwal Himalaya. They are among the 20 girls selected from throughout the country for the expedition.
Earlier, MAJK organized a farewell function for both the budding mountaineers. All the members of the Association and its affiliated clubs including Tawi Trekkers J&K congratulated them for selection and wished grand success.
It may be mentioned here that while Ambreen Fatima is a trained and experienced mountaineer, who has successfully completed Advance Course in Mountaineering with ‘A’ grade and has also scaled Matho Kangri (20440 ft) in Ladakh during an expedition organized by MAJK in 2016. Namrata Katoch has successfully done Basic Course in Mountaineering with ‘A’ grade but is comparatively a new entrant in the mountaineering field. However, both are physically fit and mentally strong to scale Swaragrohini peak. It may also be noted that Swargarohini is a mountain massif in Garhwal of Uttarakashi district of Uttarkhand. It is a technical peak which offers a steep and challenging climb. It had defied many attempts before it was first climbed by a group of mountaineering instructors from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi on May 3, 1990.