New Delhi, May 17 : An Indian Army soldier has died after having successfully scaled the world's most dangerous and challenging peak Mount Makalu."It is informed that the 18 member Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition team to Mt Makalu (8485m) had successfully scaled the peak on May 16. While descending from the summit point to Camp IV (first camp during the descent), one of the team member Naik Narayan Singh died," an Indian Army spokesperson said.
Naik Narayan Singh was a keen mountaineer and in the past he had taken part in other mountaineering expeditions.Last year, the soldier had successfully summited Mt Kamet. He had joined the Army in 2002 and hailed from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. "He is survived by his wife and three young children. A sincere and brave soldier he will be missed by all," the spokesperson added.
Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous and challenging peaks to summit. Indian Army had undertaken this mountaineering expedition in furtherance of the objective of summiting challenging peaks above 8000 metres. (UNI)