MAJK members scale Ladakh peaks

JAMMU: Five members of Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK) scaled two peaks in Ladakh Himalaya as a part of their training during Advance Mountaineering Course conducted by Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Pahalgam during August-September.

While Vishali Sharma, Sunil Chakharia and Rahul Khajuria scaled Stock Kangri (6153m), Shilpa Charak and Raj Kumari were successful on Gulap Kangri (5800m). Another trainee Deepika Dutta was, however, unlucky to miss the peak because of ill health.

All the seven candidates of MAJK including a basic course candidate Anukampa Sharma, however, completed their courses successfully.

On their return from the course, the climbers called on general secretary MAJK, Ram Khajuria, who congratulated them for their good showing in the training courses. He had a special word of appreciation for Shilpa Charak who won an award for "Endurance".

President Dogri Sanstha Jammu and Advisor of Tawi Trekkers J&K, Prof. Lalit Magotra and Joint Secretary, MAJK, Shawetica Khajuria were prominent among other present on the occasion.

It may be mentioned here that J&K State Sports Council had sponsored 13 candidates of MAJK for mountaineering courses this year out of which six candidates had already undergone their courses during July-August this year.

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