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TOPIC: Great Mountaineers - Subedar Amar Prakash

Great Mountaineers - Subedar Amar Prakash 7 years, 6 months ago #187

Subedar Amar Prakash was one of the most dependable, skilled and lead climbers of 1980s and 90s. He was part of all major expeditions organised by India (Army/Civil) - Joint Indo-US Army Expedition to Mana, Multinational Army Expedition to Neelkanth, Kabru Massif Expedition, International Army Expedition to Nanda Devi, Joint Indo-British Army Expedition to Gorichen, HMI-Argentina Expedition to Kamet, Abi Gamin and Acancagua in Argentina.

He had also climbed Mount Everest twice and is one of the first Indians to climb it from difficult Kangshung Face. He had also successfully led Indian Mountaineering Foundation expeditions to Mt Mulkila and Indrasan.

He served as skilled and outstanding Mountaineering Instructor of two National Mountaineering Institutes i.e. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali.

Subedar Amar Prakash was recipient of Saurya Chakra, National Adventure Award and Indian Mountaineering Foundation Gold Medal.

Subedar Amar Prakash passed away on 31st August 2012.

Source: IMF

Re: Great Mountaineers - Subedar Amar Prakash 7 years, 6 months ago #189

great! very good piece of information. never heard of this legendary mountaineer. thanks for info.
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