Lt Gen PS Bhalla, Director General, National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) flagged in the Deo Tibba Mountaineering Expedition on 6JUL12.
Deo Tibba is a peak of moderate height with medium to high difficulty of climbing. The peak is located in District Kullu of Himachal Pradesh with treacherous snow and ice slopes of gradient between 50-75 degrees. The first summit team scaled the peak on 20 Jun 2012 followed by the second team on 22 Jun 2012. A total of 21 cadets and ten instructors scaled the peak with Col SC Sharma as the expedition leader.
To foster the spirit of adventure among the youth, the NCC launches two mountaineering expeditions every year as part of its Annual Training Curriculum. To select the team for Mt. Everest expedition, 108 cadets were shortlisted and trained at National Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi in January this year. 40 cadets were thereafter selected to scale Deo Tibba.