Young Odia mountaineers’ team to climb Mt. Sandakphu


Bhubaneswar: A 17 members’ mountaineers’ team from Odisha is all set to climb the mount Sandakphu situated in the Eastern Himalaya. The team is expected to reach the summit on January 1, 2020.

Situated in the Illam district of Nepal the highest point (peak) of mount Sandakphu is situated at an altitude of the 12,024 feet.

The participants of the mountaineering team comprise of youngsters from different districts of Odisha. They started the journey from Balangir on December 26. The journey began with the blessings of Maa Samlei and with the best wishes from organizations like Maheswari Socio Organization, DNA Institute, Vidyaneeketan, Nascent Classes.

The mountaineers’ team at Balangir railway station initiating the expedition

Name of the mission is ‘Mission Sandakphu 12,024ft: The Young and the Breathless’. The objective of the expedition is to propagate the message ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Himalaya’.

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Mountaineer and cricketer Animesh Sahoo is the team leader of the expedition while the co-leader is Punch man, Guinness World Records holder, mountaineer BMC & AMC Dr. Satyapira Padhan.

The mountaineering expedition will begin on December 28 from the base camp at Chitrey village in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. And the team is expected to reach the summit on Jan 1. The team will fall back to base camp on January 3 and will reach Balangir on January 5.

Mount Sandakphu: Photo credit: Holidify

The whole team is comprised of young, energetic and enthusiastic. All of them are excited and dedicated to complete the expedition successfully, intimated co-leader of the team.

The whole of Odisha, as well as proud parents of the young mountaineers, are eagerly waiting for the success of the young mountaineers’ team to reach the summit.

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