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Skalzang Rigzin from Ladakh UT becomes first Indian climber to scale Annapurna without using Oxygen

LEH: A 41-year-old Indian climber Skalzang Rigzin climbed Mt Annapurna without using supplemental oxygen, becoming the first from his country to achieve such a feat in the spring season.

'Skalzang Rigzin from Ladakh, India stood atop the world's tenth highest peak without using bottled oxygen on Thursday at around 2:00 pm,' Babu Sherpa, Managing Director, at Peak Promotion Pvt Ltd, said.

Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson said, "By climbing one of the toughest & deadliest mountains amongst the 8000ers without supplemental Oxygen, Skalzang has achieved a great success & made all of us proud."

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