AOC successfully completes Himalayan Mountain Pass Expedition 

Hyderabad, Oct 12 (Maxim News): A 15 member mountaineering team comprising of two officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and twelve Other Ranks (OR) of Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) has successfully completed the ‘AOC Expedition to Traill’s Pass’ recently.

The Traill’s Pass is the high-altitude Himalayan mountain pass at the height of 5400 meters located between Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot peaks in Uttarakhand state. The team was felicitated by Brigadier PK Sharma, Commandant, AOC Centre in Secunderabad Cantonment.

In continuation of the revered tradition of mountaineering in Army Ordnance Corps, a trekking expedition was organized by AOC Centre, under the aegis of Southern Command in September 2017 to ‘Traill’s Pass’ that connects the Milam and Pindari glaciers. It is one of the most venerated and challenging trekking expeditions in the Himalayas.

The team, under the leadership of Major Chirag Chatterjee was flagged off by the Commandant, AOC Centre on 07 Aug 2017. After a brief period of training and acclimatization at Dharchula, the team started the arduous expedition on 05 Sep 2017 from Loharkhet in Uttarakhand. The team finally hoisted the tricolours on Traill’s Pass at 0940 hours on 19 Sep 2017 and successfully completed the expedition upon reaching Munshiyari on 22 Sep 2017.

The team became the sixteenth team in the world and the first amongst the Indian Armed Forces to achieve this feat. (Maxim News)

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