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TOPIC: Army team from Black Cat Division scales Mt Kokthang in West Sikkim

Army team from Black Cat Division scales Mt Kokthang in West Sikkim 7 years, 5 months ago #247

With the view to renew the spirit of adventure following last year’s earthquake, the Black Cat Division planned to summit Mt Kokthang, a 6147m high peak in West Sikkim. A select team of mountaineers of the Black Cat Division under the leadership of Major Gaurav Negi was flagged off by the General Officer Commanding of Black Cat Division on 27 September.

Motivated with the spirit of ‘creating and not repeating history’ the team decided to scale Summit ‘Charlie’ of the peak, a feat never attempted before. On 08 October, the sunrise on Mt Kokthang was witnessed by seven summiteers who broke the shibboleth of Summit ‘Charlie’ and hoisted the flags of Army’s Trishakti Corps and Black Cat Division on the summit. Major Gaurav Negi gave complete credit of the success to the camaraderie and never-say-die attitude of the team and his deputy Capt PK Rai. The expedition team safely returned to Gangtok on 14 October.

For more info, see this- sikkimnow.blogspot.in/2012/10/army-team-...okthang-in-west.html
Last Edit: 7 years, 5 months ago by cool_climber.
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